yet again about the PSP Phone. The rumor-that-won't-go-away makes a return in this supposed magazine scan, which displays the supposed device. The image illustrates how both gaming and phone calls would work in this effort by Sony Ericsson. We have to admit, it does look quite nice. But, does it look real? We're still a bit skeptical on this one. We certainly wouldn't mind if this were real -- but for now, we're only dreamers.
Update: Our skepticism was right: looks like this was just a mock-up created by the magazine. Thanks to everyone that noticed this!
[Thanks, Jerome D.! Via MAXCONSOLE]
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
2-16-2008 @ 11:03PM
Yea I'll stick with my normal phone and psp slim thank you very much.
2-16-2008 @ 11:04PM
WOW! If that's real, I don't care how new my PSP Slim is, I'm saving up for that.
...But how's there enough room for a UMD Drive?
2-16-2008 @ 11:07PM
Reading the photo (trying to tranlate) it would be UMDless...thus you'd be limited to PSN store software I'd imagine..
2-17-2008 @ 1:22AM
So then it'd only play PS1 games.
2-17-2008 @ 5:30AM
Actually Extinction it would play probably ALL PSN games/content...which includes original games, UMD Legacy titles, digital comics, and demos.
2-18-2008 @ 1:37AM
Nope, according to other sites, it would play from MS.
2-16-2008 @ 11:05PM
I love my SE phone and if there was an option to buy one with some built in PSP/PS functionality I'd consider it strongly.
I always have my phone but the full PSP can go everywhere imo and this would be a nice addition to the PS family of products.
2-16-2008 @ 11:33PM
b. dash said...
the way I see it, if this became a reality, Dark Alex would eventually bring homebrew to it
2-16-2008 @ 11:51PM
Something like that would be nothing short of SEXY, pure and simple. Having said that, it would have, what? Ten minutes of battery life, tops?
2-16-2008 @ 11:55PM
Didn't you guys already posted that same image from an English Magazine(i think it was PC Gamer). It might have been Joystiq, or alternately it was posted on GameFAQs(with it saying it was a mock image). So yeah, the image is fake.
2-17-2008 @ 3:18PM
You're absolutely right - I saw this image in Edge / PC Gamer / Stuff mag in the UK back in November / December, and they definitely said it was a mock-up and NOT an official image of any kind. You guys should be more up to speed than this. Come on!
2-17-2008 @ 12:45AM
this is ridicoulous. i don't think this will sell as well as the psp. can you imagine the cost and use-less-ness (if thats even a word) of it.really just think. its just a phone that plays games- thats it. don't you have a game that makes calls (psp slim and skype).And your willing to shell out a car payment(s) for this???? really now....
2-17-2008 @ 9:43AM
If SE was to make something like this it wouldn't be to replace the PSP...it would be another way of accessing PSN games and remote playing your PS3.
2-17-2008 @ 1:56AM
That looks awesome.
How do they make those photos? they look so real
2-17-2008 @ 3:26AM
The placement of the analog nub is worse than the PSP. Do they expect us to play with the very tips of our finger nail?
2-17-2008 @ 7:21AM
What analog nub?
2-17-2008 @ 12:32PM
The phone at the top, underneath the d-pad. It's in the very corner of the phone. Seems very uncomfortable.
2-17-2008 @ 7:18AM
what service providers do sony ericsons work with? probably wont even work with nextel. so im screwed lol
2-17-2008 @ 2:00PM
Only GSM based carriers, i.e. AT&T and T-Mobile. (Or Rogers and Fido (... which is Rogers) up here in Canada)
In any case, this is friggin' hawt, and exactly what Sony Ericsson should dish out =P.
2-17-2008 @ 7:22AM
which service provide does sony work with? i probably cant even use the phone if it actually turns out to be real.
sorry if double posted.