Posted on January 5, 2011, Phil Hornshaw Sony FAILS to Announce Playstation Phone at CES 2011
Even though we all know about it, we’ve seen it about 50 times, and CES 2011 in Las Vegas would have been a great opportunity to announce it, Sony has failed to open the bag and let its Playstation Phone cat come out and play.
Instead, Sony Ericcson announced the Xperia Arc, a new Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone that is, you know, a whole lot like other smartphones. It has some cool features, like an HDMI TV out port, but it doesn’t have a slide-down controller. So who cares.
The Xperia Arc is set to ship in First Quarter 2011 (which is when the Playstation Phone was rumored to ship). We saw supposed shots of the Xperia Play, the believed name for the Playstation Phone, yesterday on Engadget, but despite rolling out a whole lot of products at CES, we still haven’t heard anything official from Sony about it. Boo.