Rumor: PlayStation Phone Revealed With Complete Specs
No, it isn't the PSP2 - which has apparently been known to insiders for some time - but the oft-rumored PlayStation Phone. And it's still a rumor because some sources say this ain't real...so what else is new?
But it seems Engadget has stumbled upon a picture of the real deal; it'll actually be "headed into the market soon," complete with Android 3.0 (aka Gingerbread) and a custom Sony Marketplace that will let you buy and download games designed specifically for the gadget. The phone boasts a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 (200MHz faster than what we have in the G2), 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and the screen is between 3.7 and 4.1 inches wide. The handset features a touch-pad in the center and it even includes the familiar PlayStation shoulder buttons. Lastly, there's no Memory Stick slot, but there is support for microSD cards. The model shown in the screenshots through the link "is still in prototyping mode" and is rumored to contain a few bugs. Therefore, it may be unlikely that it'll be around for the holidays; 2011 makes much more sense right about now. Well, that's fine by us...we didn't even see it coming at all, and it still might not.
Now all we need is a release date and a price tag. The latter will be the most important, don't you think? Then again, we could use actual confirmation, too... FYI, Sony's "we don't comment on rumor and speculation" doesn't mean anything.
10/27/2010 10:00:40 AM Ben Dutka