Sony Ericsson Expresses Interest In Gaming Phone
Some will say the PlayStation Phone is all but confirmed, what with all the evidence that accumulated recently, but Sony has yet to issue any sort of comment.
Even so, company executives have been caught slipping on a few words since that time. Even though they still won't issue any sort of public confirmation or denial, various Sony representatives have provided journalists with plenty of open-ended ammunition. For instance, here's what Sony Ericsson Chief Executive Bert Nordberg told the Wall Street Journal:
"There's a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere. Sony has an extremely strong offering in the gaming market, and that's very interesting."
We still know very little about the product in question, and even if there is a new Sony phone, it might not actually be called the "PlayStation Phone." Another source has claimed that such an item will hold Sony Ericsson's Xper ia brand name. Again, though, nobody seems to be willing to step up and say something definitive. But Nordberg elaborated-
"Sony is of course a very strong brand, and why shouldn't we use that? Gaming, including content, is a very interesting proposition."
He finished by saying Sony Ericsson intends to make a big splash at the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona in February, so maybe that's when this mystery phone will finally see the light of day. In the meantime, we'll just have to keep waiting...
11/22/2010 9:00:22 PM Ben Dutka