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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.

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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.

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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.

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letsdropthehammer

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