Video Surfaces Of Rumored PlayStation Phone [Update]

Video of what looks like a PlayStation Phone prototype hit YouTube earlier today. Physically it looks very much like the rumored device. A main menu and screens showing device information and firmware are seen, but no gaming features are depicted.


The device, the Sony Ericsson "Zeus" appears to use the telecommunications carrier MTEL CG, which is based in Montenegro. Although a PlayStation icon can clearly be seen on the screen, it's noteworthy that the guy never touches it. The video, seen here on YouTube, is of unknown origin.

Reports in August said Sony was basing the PlayStation Phone on the Android 3.0 platform. Rumors of a PlayStation Phone have bubbled up off and on for more than two years, getting renewed strength in March when the Wall Street Journal reported Sony was working on a smartphone capable of downloading and playing original PlayStation titles.

Update: Reader Silellak provides this video of the same guy touching the PlayStation icon in the phone. It brings up a screen saying the device has no games to load.



people, please bare in mind that this IS the PSP2

heres a reason why:

if you release a new high-end android-phone in this day and age, you definitely need a fast processor.

everything above 800mhz is a MUST

and the thing is: you cant go faster than 1Ghz on a mobile device, because of heating and battery issues.

the next step in hardware-evolution for mobile-devices is dual-core processor. but they are not feasible just yet.

this is why this phone is probably is going to be at 1Ghz.

and remember: the psp1 hat a 333mhz processor (so this device would be 3 times as fast)

and if it runs android, it needs AT LEAST 512mb of ram.

the psp1 had 32mb!

so you cant really go much faster on a mobile device than this anyway right now.

therefore sony cant make a device that is significantly better than this device

Thats why this is the psp2

sony wouldnt also be that stupid to segment its own market right from the getgo