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Sony Prepping PSP phone

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Finally. Someone at Sony shows some sign of intelligence and is combining their handheld console with their phone device. People have been demanding this since the beginning and it seems that Sony is finally listening. In an effort to create hybrid network of all their electronic to a Sony Online Service, their phone company Sony Ericson is teaming up with the PSP team to create a PSP phone. [via Engadget]

You know who knows everything? People familiar with the matter. In particular, they know everything when “the matter” happens to be Sony’s handheld strategy for 2010, which is said to finally include an honest-to-goodnessPSP with phone capabilities — something the world’s been demanding for as long as they’ve wanted a Zunephone. According to the WSJ, the device is apparently part of a larger push by Sony to create an iTunes-like Utopian ecosystem of products this year that connect to Sony Online Service, an ecosystem that would also include a hybrid portable of some sort that “blurs distinctions among a netbook, an e-reader and a PlayStation Portable.” Details aren’t offered on this particular monster — but turning our attention back to the phone for a second, it’s claimed that Sony’s working with it in conjunction with the folks at Sony Ericsson under the direction of Kunimasa Suzuki, an exec largely responsible for the VAIO line who’s also involved with the PlayStation team. Of course, SE’s already taken some baby steps toward corporate harmony by bundlingRemote Play support with the Aino, but everyone knows that PSP compatibility is the panacea; Microsoft finally buckled on the Zunephone thing with the introduction of Windows Phone 7 Series, and there’s no reason why Sony shouldn’t follow suit.


Written by Brando P

March 10, 2010 at 2:18 AM

Posted in Games, Geek News

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