My brother-in-law and I have been talking about the Playstation smartphone (made by Sony Ericsson) for a while now. It was actually the hot topic at dinner on both Christmas night and New Years Day, as we talked about how we're holding onto our outdated Androids in hopes of pinpointing which companies vie for the usual monopoly of the Sony's sales, much like AT&T has a stranglehold on the iPhone (a primary reason I don't own one).
As a Sprint user I'm hoping it'll make it's way over to that, but I'm certainly open to other providers if it does not... so time to start kissing some ass Mr. and Mrs. Salesperson. That's really all you'll have to do to get my business, since a Playstation smartphone sporting an Android system and slide-out Playstation portable gaming device based off of the PSP Go pretty much sells itself. Like some need oxygen to breath, gamers will need this phone.
So why is it going to be so great? You mean, BESIDES being both a PSP and a phone? Sheesh... fine, here goes... First of it'll sport the Android 3.0 system (also named Gingerbread), which isn't scheduled to release until March of 2011. Since the rumor mill is putting a release of this PSPhone into at least April, it's a safe assumption that I won't be getting a new Playstation phone for my birthday (March 19th... so send me beer instead). This will mean that not only will you be able to download and purchase add-ons from the Sony Marketplace, you'll also have access to the games in the Android Market as well, and for all those games you'll want lots of memory.
Not only will the Playstation Phone be sporting a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 (a chip 200MHz faster than the G2) and 512MB of RAM, but it will also be flexing 1GB of ROM, which will come in handy when you're enjoying that 1280 x 760 resolution on an estimated 4" screen. It will still sport the touch screen technologies (making it even better than any Playstation portable device you've ever played before) and full wi-fi. Imagine adding friends you meet online to your contacts and chatting to them while beating them silly on your favorite portable. Still no word on price yet, but it's best to go into buying it assuming it will be high.
The Playstation Phone: Just another reason to celebrate Christmas in July.