Despite the lack of official announcements regarding Sony Ericsson’s upcoming gaming smart phone, details and videos of the device continue to roll in. Chinese tech site IT168 recently 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 Phone’s operating system and PlayStation Pocket app below.
Above: The Xperia-branded ‘PlayStation Phone’ (left) compared with a PSPgo (right)
Above: A quick look at the phone’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 Entertainment’s Kaz Hirai strongly hinted at the PlayStation Phone at CES 2011, using the words “tablets,” “smartphones,” and “PlayStation,” in the same sentence. “Strategy 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 we’ve accumulated from our PlayStation business,” 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
[Source: IT168, Engadget, CVG]