Sony Says PSP Phone Images “Clearly Fake”

We’ve heard a ton of speculation about a PSP phone that would be powered by Android. Yesterday, Engadget rolled out some pictures of a purported prototype build of this phone.

It’s “clearly fake,” says Sony Europe, according to NowGamer. A bit later, Sony Ericsson trotted out the typical Sony line, saying, “Sony Ericsson does not comment on rumour or speculation.”

It’s no surprise that Sony is denying this. Many people are questioning these images, saying (according to NowGamer),

[The images] have come under criticism from a number of news sites. A closer look at the top screen in particular reveals a number of telltale signs, such as a large amount of dirt collecting around the screen, as well as mention of ‘A’ and ‘B’ buttons on the interface.

I personally hope that the PSP phone never materializes. It seems like a terrible idea to pair a handheld device that has a long lifespan with a smartphone that has a very short one. Once the phone is obsolete, who wants to be packing the thing around? I’d prefer a smartphone for what it does, and a handheld to play games on. Of course, that’s just me.

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1 Comment on Sony Says PSP Phone Images “Clearly Fake”


On October 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Wouldn’t the phone only become obsolete when the handheld game system became obsolete, given that that would be the primary distinguishing feature of the phone?