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DrFunk
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(10-27-2010, 03:14 AM)
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It's hard to believe that what we're looking at is real -- but we assure you, the picture above is in fact the PlayStation Phone you've long been waiting for. As we reported back in August, the device you see is headed into the market soon, likely boasting Android 3.0 (aka Gingerbread), along with a custom Sony Marketplace which will allow you to purchase and download games designed for the new platform. The device snapped up top (and in our gallery below) is sporting a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 (a chip similar to the one found in the G2, but 200MHz faster), 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and the screen is in the range of 3.7 to 4.1 inches. Looking almost identical to the mockup we hit you with this summer, the handset does indeed have a long touchpad in the center which is apparently multitouch, and you can see in the photos that it's still bearing those familiar PlayStation shoulder buttons. For Sony buffs, you'll be interested to know that there's no Memory Stick slot here, but there is support for microSD cards.

The particular model in these shots is still in prototyping mode. As such, the unit doesn't have a custom skin (not even SE's Timescape design seen on the Xperia devices), and is said to be rather buggy. We're digging into more facts as we speak, but it's likely that much of what we reported earlier is still accurate, and though the device could still be headed for a 2010 release, 2011 is looking much more realistic. Still, there's a lot of time between now and the holidays... so keep your fingers crossed!

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/t...station-phone/

Edit: Updated --

By now you've seen our photos of the PlayStation Phone, and likely you've also heard the scattered reports of debunkings and cries of "fake!" -- it wouldn't be a scoop without it. Only here's the thing: the PlayStation Phone in the photos we ran last night, and the device reported on back in August is most definitely real. We're not saying that because we want to believe or because we're gingerly trying to nab pageviews: we're saying it because we know it to be true. This is a device which has been confirmed through multiple, trusted sources. And we're not just talking good tipsters -- some of our information comes from people much more closely connected to the project. Even since last night we've received more info about the phone -- learning that its codename is "Zeus," and it was last seen running Android 2.X (not 3.0, which we suspect will be the shipping version). It should be obvious by comparison of our original mockup to the real photos we've just uncovered that the handset we described in August is the same handset now fully revealed. Prior to last night, we had never seen an actual image of the phone. It should also be obvious that the device pictured in those photos is a prototype running early software (which would explain the A / B button mention in the photo above) with hardware that was likely hand-built, or at the very least created in a very small batch.

Based on what we've heard about the secrecy of this plan, it makes sense that even Sony's own employees wouldn't be privy to information on the phone, the marketplace, and the collaboration with Google. The alleged Sony response to the device makes that somewhat clear -- reports state that an employee originally told a publication that the images were fake, only to backtrack and deliver the standard corporate line that the company "doesn't respond to rumor and speculation." It's possible that whomever was originally questioned either didn't know of the device's existence, was lying about its existence, or simply had their response taken out of context. And that brings us to our point -- while there will be plenty of speculation on whether or not what we've shown you is real, we would never run the images or the information without a healthy sense that we were bringing you fact, and not fiction. We don't like to boast, but as the guys and girls who brought you the first pictures and review of the Nexus One, the first details and images of the Dell Venue Pro (aka Lightning), the first pictures of the new MacBook Air, the first photos of the iPad, and the first photos of the iPhone 4, we feel pretty confident in our abilities to deliver the goods. Of course, this story is just beginning -- so hold on tight.

Last edited by DrFunk; 10-27-2010 at 06:03 PM.
Guy LeDouche
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(10-27-2010, 03:15 AM)
great OP brah

you edited lol

had to make sure you were first or something?
Galvanise_
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(10-27-2010, 03:15 AM)
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Shiza minelli.
sixteen-bit
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(10-27-2010, 03:15 AM)
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holy shit
lordoftherink
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(10-27-2010, 03:16 AM)
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wat

edit: couldn't this just be a phone with dedicated controls for cell phone games, totally separate from the psp?
DrFunk
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(10-27-2010, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Guy LeDouche

great OP brah

you edited lol

had to make sure you were first or something?

don't hate, appreciate
Takao
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(10-27-2010, 03:16 AM)
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No PlayStation Branding Not PSPhone.
Gram Negative Cocci
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(10-27-2010, 03:16 AM)
I said wow, and the touchpad makes sense there!
KaYotiX
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(10-27-2010, 03:16 AM)
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Lol, basically a psp go as a phone.
Metalmurphy
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(10-27-2010, 03:16 AM)
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If this plays PSP games I might buy one.
DMPrince
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(10-27-2010, 03:16 AM)
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you know it's a playstation product when the text overlap.
SalsaShark
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(10-27-2010, 03:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Metalmurphy

If this plays PSP games I might buy one.

With no analog-nub ?
Lonely1
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(10-27-2010, 03:17 AM)
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If this is Sony Ericsson only, DOA along with the whole PSP brand. :/
badcrumble
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(10-27-2010, 03:17 AM)
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Where does the UMD go?
geeko420
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(10-27-2010, 03:18 AM)
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WillyFive
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(10-27-2010, 03:18 AM)
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Seems nice.
Corran Horn
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(10-27-2010, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

you know it's a playstation product when the text overlap.

:lol

Dont worry it will get fixed in a year or 2.
RSLAEV
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(10-27-2010, 03:18 AM)
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Crap, I see that same shitty D-Pad >.<
hosannainexcelsis
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(10-27-2010, 03:18 AM)
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Say what? I may be wrong, but I can't imagine this doing well. And what proportion of the current PSP/PS1 Classic library will be playable?
Lonely1
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(10-27-2010, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by badcrumble

Where does the UMD go?

:lol
Persona7
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(10-27-2010, 03:19 AM)
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This might be cool if it has remote play connectivity with your ps3
ronito
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(10-27-2010, 03:19 AM)
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nah.
Anticitizen One
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(10-27-2010, 03:19 AM)
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Does it have 3D & touch screens?
ataboada
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(10-27-2010, 03:19 AM)
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Haha, I was surprised no one had posted this. I wanted to do it, but I'm still a mortal Junior Member...

It looks promising from what Engadget has posted, though now I expect the PSP2 to have phone capabilities as well. I wonder...
sixteen-bit
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(10-27-2010, 03:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by RSLAEV

Crap, I see that same shitty D-Pad >.<

just buy a 3rd party controller
Cartman86
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(10-27-2010, 03:19 AM)
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We'll see how much this really integrates with Sony's plans. If it isn't basically a PSP2 replacement (with a phone part added) then I just don't see myself caring. Splitting their own market would annoy me.
Metalmurphy
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(10-27-2010, 03:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by SalsaShark

With no analog-nub ?

Isn't that thing in the middle a touchpad of sorts? Could work as one or even 2 analogues.
StuBurns
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(10-27-2010, 03:20 AM)
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lol, good luck with that hideous piece of shit Sony.
Gram Negative Cocci
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(10-27-2010, 03:20 AM)
Just to clarify, is the main screen also a touchscreen?
Crayon
(10-27-2010, 03:21 AM)
Android + Gamepad. I'm sold.
Tron 2.0
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(10-27-2010, 03:21 AM)
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Honestly, I don't see how this makes a lot of sense.

Sony has the PSP, will have the PSP2.

Where does a second handheld device fit in?

A phone that can play PSP games? Makes a lot of sense. This? I'm not seeing it.

Willing to admit I could be 100% wrong though.
Wario64
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(10-27-2010, 03:21 AM)
How many FW updates until the text overlap gets fixed?
Absinthe
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(10-27-2010, 03:21 AM)
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Finally
H_Prestige
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(10-27-2010, 03:22 AM)
This basically what the psp2 should have been but with real analog sticks and better specs.

If it plays ps1 games this is still interesting.
dallow_bg
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(10-27-2010, 03:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gram Negative Cocci

Just to clarify, is the main screen also a touchscreen?

Gotz to be.

Interesting.. would make games a lot easier to play if supported right.
NinjaFridge
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(10-27-2010, 03:22 AM)
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Want.
dogmaan
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(10-27-2010, 03:23 AM)
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Why do I have a horrible feeling that this is the PSP2

I hope not.
Busaiku
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(10-27-2010, 03:23 AM)
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So is this PSP's successor?
Neuromancer
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(10-27-2010, 03:24 AM)
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Can't wait for the firmware updates for this bad boy
LiK
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(10-27-2010, 03:24 AM)
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GO for your bro.
Phenomic
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(10-27-2010, 03:24 AM)
If this truely is legit and it's the PSP 2 yeeeah fairly sure I'm going to jump in even if the price is stupid.

I don't have an Iphone and this is what I totally want, at the same time though it is missing the sticks which I feel is a disaster.
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ZZMitch
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(10-27-2010, 03:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Metalmurphy

Isn't that thing in the middle a touchpad of sorts? Could work as one or even 2 analogues.

.
WaltJay
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(10-27-2010, 03:24 AM)
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So instead of adding another nub, they eliminate one? No nubs?!?
Earl Cazone
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(10-27-2010, 03:24 AM)
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holy shit, lets see what this gonna be
Graphics Horse
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(10-27-2010, 03:24 AM)
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Interesting, looks very close to an old picture doesn't it? Still not sure if this is the same/compatible with PSP2 or a different beast altogether.


Originally Posted by Gram Negative Cocci

Just to clarify, is the main screen also a touchscreen?

Yes, you can see two touch controls on the screen right there, and the phone only has a few buttons on it so it must be.
Gospel
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(10-27-2010, 03:24 AM)
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whoa
PhoncipleBone
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(10-27-2010, 03:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crayon

Android + Gamepad. I'm sold.

What I was thinking as well. Although a touchpad instead of dual analog is kind of a letdown.
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(10-27-2010, 03:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Graphics Horse

Yes, you can see two touch controls on the screen right there, and the phone only has a few buttons on it so it must be.

Yep. So touchscreen, multitouchpad and two dpads, but no analogs?

What are those holes in the touchpad? Can you screw in analogs??
GDGF
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(10-27-2010, 03:25 AM)
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Yep, figured the phone thing was real :lol
Einbroch
(10-27-2010, 03:26 AM)
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Very interesting approach to dual analog. If it works, could be great. If it doesn't, fuck this thing.

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