Chinese phone is the un-PSP

It looks almost identical, but it's not

PSP clone, sort of

There was a time that Sony epitomized the Japanese practice of taking American electronics designs, essentially copying them and then making them smaller. So it's no small bit of karma that a Chinese company has apparently duplicated almost ever respect of the PSP's external design.

There's just one difference: It's a phone. Akihabara News says this un-handset does have a game feature to go along with a 1.3-megapixel camera and the ability to play music and video--but, other than its cloned design, that seems to be end of any similarities to the PSP. Sony does seem to have it beat in at least one important area, though: designer accessories .

(Photo: Akihabara News)

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