Sony Ericsson CEO finally discusses PlayStation phone (sort of)

A simple confirmation that a new product is in the works is still a bit too much to ask in this industry, but the head of Sony Ericsson has coyly hinted at the existence of a PlayStation phone.

"There's a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere," said Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg in an interview with theWall Street Journal.

Above: A leaked photo of a PlayStation phone prototype, originally posted on Engadget

Nordberg is referring toall the speculationthat has popped up of a new phone that would be focused on games, with possible PS3 integration.

"Sony has an extremely strong offering in the gaming market, and that's very interesting," added Nordberg.

Details about the rumored Sony phone remain sketchy. There's even conflicting reports about whether or not it would be called the "PlayStation Phone" or if it would have a more subtle PlayStation connectivity, so as to be able to attract the non-gamers as well.

The comments from Nordberg provide the first solid indication that such a phone, whatever it might be called, is in the works. His previous responses have been more vague.

Sony Ericsson has just recently began turning a profit again, thanks largely to its shift to Android as its primary operating system. It's expected that Android will power the rumored PlayStation-centric phone as well.

Nov 22, 2010

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