PlayStation phone gets full photo treatment
It's made a few appearances already, but Sony Ericsson's long-rumored PlayStation phone surfaced again in a full hands-on treatment by Engadget.
Now that we're done speculating about the
Though Engadget's screen time Android-powered PlayStation phone--over the past few months it's been sighted everywhere, from to --the photos and videos are the clearest so far. Indeed, look like they were taken by someone who had enjoyed too much caffeine.we've seen of the
Engadget says the handset is promising, but the "flimsy" design and software bugs were distracting. Also, not all features were operable. To be fair, the leaked device is a prototype, so the real thing will undoubtedly be in better shape. Apparently, the handset will carry the name "Xperia Play." That matcheswe heard late last year that the PlayStation phone will fall under the Xperia family.
On a related note, Sony is holding an press event in Tokyo tomorrow morning (10 p.m. PT today) at which the companygaming device. Though some have questioned why Sony would introduce both a portable gaming console and a gaming console/phone, we expect the company to position the devices much the way Apple sells both the iPod Touch and the iPhone.
In any case, it all amounts to more exposure for Sony Ericsson's worst-kept secret. We're eager to see it, not only because we'll be able to put another overhyped rumor to rest, but also because the PlayStation phone stands as a good opportunity for Sony Ericsson
CNET will be at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, to bring you all the news on Sony Ericsson and other handset makers. Sony Ericsson has a press conference scheduled to kick off the show February 13 at 9 a.m. PT, and we'll be in attendance. And if it's the PlayStation phone as we expect, we'll showcase it in all its glory. In the meantime, check out what.