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Rumour: PS Phone to be announced on December 9

Thursday, 25th November 2010 12:39 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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According to a report from French website Nowereelse.fr, Sony is set to announce the much-rumoured PS Phone on Thursday, December 9.

The site is carrying a supposed invite to the reveal, which is, according to the translated French (via PocketGamer), ”The most awaited event of the past 10 years.”

MobileCrunch has said the event is geniune.

MC’s also carrying more details about the phone, such as the retina display being “mindblowing” and “on-par” with the same tech in Apple’s iPhone.

It won’t be out in time for Christmas – naturally – with a February release being aimed at by Sony Ericsson, roughly around the same time as the Mobile World Congress.

The company is also thought to be releasing the device under the Xperia brand, not PlayStation, and that games for the device will be “sub-$10″, not “sub-$40″.

Rumours of a PSPhone emerged last month from Engadget, with specs, info and pictures. It was claimed the info and pictures were fake by Sony before the statement was retracted.

The phone is meant to run from PSP1 tech, according to VG247 sources, and is codenamed Zeus: something MobileCrunch claims is still the case, with Sony Ericsson calling it “the Z-System”.

Sony Ericcson CEO Bert Nordberg hinted at its existance earlier this week.

“There’s a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere,” he told the WSJ.

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9 Comments

  1. JonFE

    I’m not really in the market for a smartphone (or whatever name these go by), but I’m interested to see what they can come up with.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Sony wants to overshadow VGA? :D

    On December 9 reveal, on December 12 reveal…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DJ Deathstar

    But seriously whats the point in this if its just PSP tech, i have a phone, i have a psp, i have no desire for the two to be merged! I’ll just wait for the PSP2

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3 they are not looking for you. they are looking for different audiences who don’t have PSP and who wants a PSP. Not you.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. cookiejar

    This is going after the potential iPhone market and perhaps even current PlayStation gamers who haven’t yet gotten a smartphone. Smaller, downloadable games through an app store, linked to an Android OS phone. I’m actually surprised they didn’t do this ages ago.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Razor

    If these details are true, this thing is going to flop hard.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. cookiejar

    @6 Im not sure.

    This could be the same for PS users that Windows Phone 7 is for Xbox users. It might have a PSN app that you launch, can play games on, win trophies, messages friends etc but also be a proper Android phone. IF the price is right, it might be a pretty compelling device.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. 2plus2equals5

    “The company is also thought to be releasing the device under the Xperia brand, not PlayStation”
    So psphone no more? :|
    I want psp2 news XO

    #8 4 years ago
  9. onlineatron

    So it’s not really a PSP? More just a phone with a d-pad?

    I’d imagine it’s ‘sub $10′ price tag for games means MINIs only.

    You know, this is actually GOOD news. If they don’t market it as a PSP then it won’t confuse the market.

    #9 4 years ago

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