Source: PSP2 Unveiled Next Week, PS Phone Will Follow
It seems all the rumor and speculation for both the PSP2 and PlayStation Phone will be at an end very soon.
According to Bloomberg, Sony will unveil their new portable gaming unit - the PSP2 - on January 27; this had been previously reported by European source, MCV. It also seems as if Sony's new smartphone will be revealed next month, "according to two people with knowledge of the plans." At the same time, Sony plans to lift the lid on a new business strategy, one that is designed to "use its networked entertainment devices to share games, movies and music among handheld products, TVs and other devices." The new phone should be shown at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, as Sony tries to grab a piece of the market dominated by Nintendo and Apple. The PSP was never as popular as the DS here in the US but in terms of worldwide numbers, Sony's handheld has been tracking down Nintendo's portable. In fact, the PSP has seen weekly and even monthly victories in Japan recently.
As for the phone, that's a wait-and-see situation for most fans of PlayStation, especially if the rumored specs - which aren't exactly impressive - ring true. But we're certainly interested in the PSP2; the unit that's supposedly "as powerful as the PS3." ...hmm...
1/19/2011 10:50:13 AM Ben Dutka