PSP phone becomes a reality, in cheap Chinese knock-off form
Our sister-site, Engadget, has a knack for finding weird PSP knock-offs. They found another one, which makes the oft-rumored PSP phone a reality... sort of. The V191 phone has a 1.3Mpix camera, MP3 music player, and an MP4 video player. Sounds familiar? It also has a gaming feature, which seems to readily allow illegally emulated games to play on the phone. Hmm.
This sounds very cool and all, but we can't help but be discouraged by the phone's clear lack of creativity in the design department. The back of the phone features the PSP's unique metallic circle, and it also has the word "FUN" written in the PSP's font. Check out more pictures at Akihabara, where you can how this bootleg phone stole the PSP's D-Pad, and face buttons as well. Even though it's not original, it does seem pretty cool.
PSP phone resurfaces in design contest
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
11-06-2006 @ 1:30PM
It looks cool , but I guess its bad quality :?
11-06-2006 @ 3:30PM
That's not cheap!! $5400 Hong Kong is like $700 US!!
11-06-2006 @ 3:31PM
No, it even *looks* bad quality. :-)
11-06-2006 @ 3:48PM
Nothing beats the POP Station!
(remember that one?)
11-06-2006 @ 5:23PM
wouldnt it be show not how
11-06-2006 @ 5:25PM
i meen see how
11-06-2006 @ 6:59PM
Looks like a fake screenshot to me. There is no timer counting down in the upper right; the score is 0, which wouldn't be the case if you got the mushroom (it gives you 1000 points) and that part of the map on 1-1 has an enemy between the two pipes. It isn't there in the screenshot, perhaps indicating that the player already killed it. Again, not possible with a score of 0!
11-06-2006 @ 11:53PM
i'd seriously buy one if it worked in the us and costed about.... 240 w/ or w/o a contract... preferably without
11-07-2006 @ 2:52PM
Seriously who would get that