Sony building Android 3.0-based PSP smartphone?

By Matthew
Aug 12, 2010
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  1. All that clamor about the PSP being "just" a single-function device may have sunk in. Engadget has it on good authority that Sony Ericsson is preparing an Android 3.0-based gaming smartphone described as a mix between the Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go. A "trusted source" tells the site that the company is toiling away on a landscape slider with game controls instead of a hardware keyboard.

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  2. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,046   +37

    awesome? I'd buy one if the price isnt ridiculous.
  3. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    i've been waiting long for a PSP, was hoping for a number 2, but with a PSP Phone why not! I agree trillionsin, if the price is right this time, i'll GO for the PSP-GO phone ;)

    cheers!
  4. fimbles

    fimbles TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,250   +135

    Ill wait and see after buying a nokia ngage back in the day :p
  5. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    IDK the last Sony Ericsson phone I owned had retched service. People on the same network but with other brands of phones had 4 to 5 bars of service standing right next to me - I would be lucky to get any service at all. So that kinda worries me.

    Other than that the idea sounds pretty cool.
  6. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TechSpot Maniac Posts: 387

    I've never had any problem with sony ericsson phones and i've been using them after switching from nokia O_o

    Anyway, yeah if this turns out well it would be definitely on my list
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Sounds pretty stupid to me. This thing wont even grab 5% of the smartphone market.
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    scratch that, I'm going to say 1%
  9. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior Newcomer, in training Posts: 149

    Not sure why people aren't more excited around here...I, for one, am extremely happy to see Android edging slowly but surely into the handheld gaming, tablet, and mp3 player markets.

    I think this has potential to clean up pretty nicely in its niche market. Sony makes a good product, Android is AWESOME, and this thing doesn't come loaded with Froyo - it comes with 3.0. That alone is enough to pique my interest in this device.

    Also to remember -- kids (PSP market) are getting phones younger and younger. When my generation was old enough to have a gameboy, having a cellphone would be UNHEARD OF. Now, kids walk around aged 9 or 10 with phones. What 9 year old boy WOULDN'T want this? It seems like a great teeny-bopper birthday gift / upgrade from Little Jimmy's first phone / excuse for parents not to buy their kids both a PSP and a cellphone.
  10. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Where do you live that a 4th or 5th grader has a cell phone? Must be a really nice suburban neighborhood you're from.
  11. You would be surprised how many 10 year olds have phones... I don't exactly come from a nice suburban area, but everyone has a mobile phone these day, even children. When I was 10 i wouldn't have even thought of having a mobile...
     
  12. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 971   +30

    Sounds pretty cool. I assume it'd be an upgrade on current PSP specs. I actually liked the N-Gage when I owned it. Sure it had some issues, but I did enjoy playing games on it. It still think its shape was pretty well designed for that (although not for talking...).
  13. so this is Sony's n-Gage.... yeah well it wont work either...
  14. vangrat

    vangrat Newcomer, in training Posts: 223

    + Phone has Android
    + Phone is powerful
    + Phone is a PSP
    + Phone can use both Android and PSP markets
    - Uhmm...No keypad?

    Yeah I am going to buy one :D


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