Despite the lack of official announcements regarding Sony Ericssonâ€™s upcoming gaming smart phone, details and videos of the device continue to roll in. Chinese tech site IT168recently posted a ton of info and impressions based on what they claim is an early model of the Xperia-branded phone. Check out the videos of the PlayStation Phoneâ€™s operating system and PlayStation Pocket app below.
Above: The Xperia-branded â€˜PlayStation Phoneâ€™ (left) compared with a PSPgo (right)
Above: A quick look at the phoneâ€™s operating system before the user opens the PlayStation Pocket app
Above: A nice look at how the controller with its d-pad and face buttons slide out
Above: This one compares loading times for Dungeon Defenders on the PlayStation Phone against an Android
According to reports from IT168 and Engadget, the Xperia PlayStation Phone uses a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, a 4-inch LCD monitor screen with 854 x 480 resolution, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with an LED flash, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, a microSD slot, a SIM slot, a micro USB, and a second microphone.
Of course, none of these specs have been officially confirmed by Sony. Sony Computer Entertainmentâ€™s Kaz Hirai strongly hinted at the PlayStation Phone at CES 2011, using the words â€œtablets,â€ â€œsmartphones,â€ and â€œPlayStation,â€ in the same sentence. â€œStrategy encompasses driving the development of a variety of new strategic products and services including tablets currently in development as well as smartphones, all the while of course integrating the knowhow and the assets that weâ€™ve accumulated from our PlayStation business,â€ explained Hirai during a keynote.
But we have yet to hear any concrete details amidst the steady stream of rumors and mysterious leaks about the elusive PlayStation Phone.
Jan 7, 2011