This could be the PlayStation Phone
We’ve been hearing rumors of a PSP + phone mash up for quite sometime now and this is the very first time that a prototype of sorts that’s been leaked (purposely perhaps) for our eyes to feast on. While Sony has yet to admit that this is indeed a prototype for a PlayStation Phone (which I doubt that they’ll do), this the first substantial evidence of the device’s existence.
The tip comes from Engadget who claims that this is indeed the actual PlayStation Phone that we’re looking at. The technical specs? It’s running the Android Operating System, sporting typical smartphone hardware like a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 1 GB of ROM. The 3.7 4.1inch touch screen seems like a demotion from the PSP-3000 but at least we get touch controls.
The question on everyone’s mind will probably be if this will support the current line of PSP games. The quick answer is no, simply because the PSP does not run linux. Furthermore, there doesn’t seem to be any UMD on the device so the only way to get games would be in digital format, via PSN or the Android Store, which in theory, should allow you to play games from either platform. That’s only in theory though so don’t get our hopes up yet. 🙂
Photo courtesy of Engadget.Tags: PlayStation Phone, Playstation Portable, PSP