Engadget was the first one to break the story, but we’re here to give you our take on it. If you haven’t seen it by now, here’s what the device looks like.
The PlayStation Phone will utilize Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) and be available to virtually every carrier known to man. There will be a custom Sony Marketplace where users can buy PS games, likely a ton of PSP games to be exact. Don’t expect games to simply be ports of existing titles. In fact from what we’ve been told developers all over the world have their hands on the SDK and are ready and willing to pump out a ton of games.
Spec-wise, we’re look at a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and a screen size of around 3.7 to 4.1 inches. The main screen is actually a multi-touch screen similar to other Android phones on the market, and will be fully available for developers who want to make use of it. That little dot you see on the faceplate is a camera, and developers will have access to it for online gaming. Yes, mobile video chatting. Talk about insane. There are even classic PlayStation shoulder buttons, as can be seen below.
This particular model is a prototype model so the custom skin hasn’t been attached, and we have no idea how much different the OS will be customized for the platform. While rumors suggest the PlayStation Phone could make its way onto the market as early as this year, my money says 2011. Regardless of what you think, we assure you this is indeed the real deal. The fact Engadget has secured these pics all but proves that.
So, any takers? Are you interested in a PlayStation-branded phone? Would this replace your PSP?