9th Oct 2007 Tue, 00:10
Sony is planning on integrating its popular gaming console, PlayStaion into a phone. Since most of Sony’s products are already integrated on their Sony Ericsson mobile phone, like their Walkman radio player and its CyberShot digital camera brand, it’s safe to say they’ll also include PlayStation. If it is launched this will be a direct competitor of Nokia’s N-Gage gaming mobile phone. Although N-Gage didn’t became popular in the market, noticeably here in the Philippines. While the most popular portable gaming console here is Sony’s PSP, and lugging behind is Nintedo DS. Who’s to say that the Sony Ericsson + PlayStation will get a large market share, while its PSP has already got them. It is reported that it will come out before December, but not this year for sure.
This is the concept design of the phone.
12th Oct 2007 Fri, 17:46
lupit nito if ever matuloy. just hope na yung presyo ng mga games nia will be cheaper
14th Oct 2007 Sun, 03:37
I heard na matutuloy yan. Sana nga cause Im also a gamer. Love to have it incorporated in SE :)
14th Oct 2007 Sun, 10:24
:wow: sana may fake kgad na lumabas para mas mura :D hehhe malamang 40thousand kgad price nyan
14th Oct 2007 Sun, 19:25
hahaha ako din sana mauna yung china na gumawa nyan :lol:
16th Oct 2007 Tue, 16:43
wow ayus yan ah magkano namn kaya yan?
3rd Nov 2007 Sat, 00:01
Nowadays everything seems to be converging into a mobile phone. It already can be a perfectly good digital camera (e.g. SE K850i Cybershot), a mobile TV station a music player or GPS receiver. One of the things missing here was a mobile gaming platform. But it’s coming too.
And who’s better positioned to create a perfect mobile gaming platform then Sony? It already has one - Sony PSP. It also makes some great mobile phones via joint venture with Swedish Ericsson.
Their recent patent filing shows how Sony Ericsson will go about integrating these two gadgets:
The main question Sony Ericsson asked when designing PSP phone was - what is the main problem with using your phone for mobile games?
And the answer was - gaming controls.The numeric keypad is just not good enough to control the action in games. But who says all the keys on the numeric keypad have to be identical?
Sony has already designed very good game controls on PSP. So now they just made a few keys on numeric keypad into a game controls and the problem was solved.
The other problem was that most of the good games are played holding PSP console with both hands and using two thumbs to control game characters. And the phone is operated usually with a single hand and thumb.
Rotating screen came to the rescue here. When the device is in a phone mode, all you have is a simple mobile phone with numeric keypad , menu and function keys. Turn the screen around 180 degrees, your menu/functional keys are transformed into game controls and you have a perfectly good portable gaming device.
Oh and why not use the screen turned 90 degrees to make this device into a mobile TV station as well?
The beauty of it all is that Sony will not have to worry about the games for the PSP phone. Just make it compatible with the standard PSP games and Nokia will have a really tough time catching up with it’s next gen N-Gage platform.
3rd Nov 2007 Sat, 00:12
ganda nang phone na to ah.. mag kano po ba to??:lol:
! luminares !
3rd Nov 2007 Sat, 05:37
haay baka luma na yung psp ko bago pa magawa ito... ;)
3rd Nov 2007 Sat, 07:42
ngeK....!sana sin laki lng yan ng psp slim para astig tingnan.....;)
4th Nov 2007 Sun, 18:34
i saw this in the magazine T3:
i've been hunting the net for any news about that PSP phone and frankly its only in this magazine that i've seen this photo. does anybody know if the picture is the real deal or is it just a really good artist's rendition of the patent images?
11th Nov 2007 Sun, 19:53
ganda n2.. i wud grab one.. haha.. mg.ipon muna ko 1peso evryday.. hehehe
22nd Jan 2008 Tue, 20:36
lol rumors i2! pero kung i iemail mo ung Webmaster ng SonyEricsson i reresponse nila na hindi i2 tutuo! as marami ng nameke ng info's kagaya nyan! like ung sa Nokia na meron daw new na phone called "N98" and the others i heard! but Nokia confirms that its fake and some people are trying to sell it but their intention is to steal a money only so dont take these scams people!
27th Jun 2008 Fri, 15:55
Is this the Playstation Phone?
Sony Ericsson cell gets into the game.
By Ben Silverman
Sick of playing half-baked games of Snake on your cell phone? So is Sony. The purveyors of everything Playstation recently pulled back the curtain on what might well be the Playstation Phone tech-savvy gamers-on-the-go have been clamoring for.
Due out in September, the Sony Ericsson F305 is a pocket-sized slider phone sporting a slew of features tailor-made for gamers, including dedicated versions of the familiar O and X buttons as well as motion-sensing control similar to the Nintendo Wii.
Sven Totte, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson, is quick to point out that they're not just biting Nintendo's style.
"Gaming is no longer something you do on your own. It's about having fun with your friends and interacting with the game," he said in a press release. "We have used motion sensor technology before in our phones and integrating it into gameplay is a natural progression."
The F305 will come pre-loaded with three motion controlled games: bass fishing, bowling and a jockey game. And while it isn't expecting to compete with high-end Blackberries, it will support EDGE network speeds and include a 2.0 megapixel camera, a media player and stereo speakers.
The real question, however, is where Sony's game division fits into all this. The company behind the Playstation brand has yet to formally announce any plans to support the phone with titles from its massive library, a move that could make it a viable threat to both Nintendo's dominant DS handheld and Apple's soon-to-be-gaming iPhone.