A quick look a what could be an awesome gadget.
...I'd be all over it without any first day adoption qualms whatsoever.
I think the PSP phone will be a 2nd SKU to the PSP2. Add in 2 analog nubs, 4 shoulder buttons, in game xmb, a mic, along with java, phone calls, SMS/ MMS ability and we're sorted. The PSP Phone doesn't need to be some elaborate device... just a PSP with the basic functions of a cellphone.
I agree if there will be a PSP phone it will probably be a later iteration of the PSP 2. Sony wants people to buy PSP 2 when it comes out not wait until their contract is up on the cell plan. Tying the PSP 2 to a network contract initially could be a dangerous move even if the product is great.
4 shoulder buttons? I hope that never happens on a handheld. How would you hold it if you had to push those buttons a the same time?
I was thinking the exact same thing.
How do you hold a controller when you have to press all four shoulder buttons?
Not gonna happen, theyd have to make their own new OS and I dont see that happening considering theyre pushing Android and WinMo.
I would so buy it!!! cause I seriously need to ungrade from my 3 yrs. old motorola razer lol!... everybody flashing their blackberry's & iphones & sh1t! whatever. wait til they see me with a PSP phone!! Hahaha!
I've never had a phone in my life that lasted 3 yrs, except my original Motorola brick flipphone! I hope they make a PSP phone because that is the only way I will be assured more than 3yrs use out of a phone. Still have my PSP1000 in perfect condition.
way I'm getting a psp. Sony would be stupid not to make it into a cell phone.
im buying day 3
So PSP-GO fails BIG time, and they decide to add phone functionality and re-market it as an all-in-1 device to go up against iPhone. They should have been smart, and done this to begin with, and left the games to PSP 3000.
If its small and sexy not big and bulky.
then we might see the first PS product to fail. Ericson fails big time
PSPGo failed imo so that would make it the second.
if done right it could be so awesome, me and people above would certainly buy it their are obvious things it needs to be a success, price being the main one but if sony managed to put the android OS on their somehow that would definitely appeal to a big crowd there is so much sony can do with a psp phone, i just they do it right
If done right, it could be awesome.... but it will be Sony Ericsson and their output, recently, has been a bit of a disaster. Satio was a buggy mess. X10 is a nice phone, but they ruined the software on it, which is Android by making the user interface a deformed XMB. Vivaz is alright, but it's running Symbian. Elm isn't a smart phone, but a nice, environmentally friendly basic phone.
True but a PSP phone wouldnt need to be a shit-hot phone, just a PSP with basic phone functions would sell it to me.
I mean most smart phones have graphics that are (almost) comparable to that of the PSP's. So what would be the innovation here other than having the selling point of being branded 'PlayStation'? (Not forgetting 1st party titles of course, but still...)
It's not about the graphics as much as the controls to play the games.
With one analog stick? I don't think so. You wrote an EPIC FAIL comment! lol
oh shut up ! Its got alreadyone more analogue stick than any other handheld gaming device. And get real - there is no other handheld device that comes anywhere near the PSP in terms of graphics. Show me GOW:COO, or MGS Peace Walker quality on any other portable system or STFU. The only epic fail here is you.
Games4M-ROB Even though you may be right about the PSPhone being the only phone with an analog stick. You forgot to consider that the PSP was marketed as a console experience on-the-go. Why would anybody wanna pay a premium (imagine how much a PSPhone would cost in the first place) for a watered down, console alternative with 'only' one analog stick, just to play games that could have been done (albeit, with a bit less in the graphics department) on a cheaper (_insert name brand smart phone here_)...phone? So, to sum it all up for you, you're comment too...FAILS!!! lol
It says PSPhone, not PSP. Why couldn't they add another analog stick to a new device? You write some of the dumbest commments I've seen on this site, and that is saying a lot.
You failed to realize that smartphones simply dont have hardcore games that appeal to hardcore gamers. are you gonna find GOW, GT, LBP etc on a smartphone? regarding price, i hope sony have learnt from the PS3 and PSPGO that a high price will kill the product before anything else and aren't all handheld consoles "watered down, console alternative"? why single out the psp when the DS falls into this category you keep going on about the one analog stick when most smartphones and handhelds have ZERO analog sticks and some smartphones have no buttons at all im in search of the all in one device, sony are they only ones who can achieve this so more power to them
Im honestly losing track of what your point is because your argument is so nonsensical. A PSP is technically just as powerful as a PS2 (stronger in some areas) so its already a "console experience on-the-go". Stick a phone in it and its a "console experience on-the-go" with a phone. I seriously do not know what your blathering about with watered down games. PSP's play PSP games, not watered down PS3 games so what the fook is your point ? there is nothing watered down about any PSP game and it dosnt NEED another analogues stick because all its software is made for the control sysem it has. So, to sum it up for you - your comment fails and your a bell-end.
It will also need a decent webbrowser. It will never compete with the Iphone with the webbrowser in the shape it is currently in. Can't believe they haven't fixed this yet!
Well sony would work with google to get the android OS and create a Psp app that takes it to the psp xmb. Ill buy this for about 450 bucks considering my cliq costed me 330. Wouldn't mind it even at 500. But I hope its for all carriers.
What about the 3D Graphics Processor? Or the existing software library and PSN infrastructure? Or the analog stick/buttons? Are you really this clueless?
I've been wanting this phone for awhile now! http://www.sonyericsson.com...
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what about the "aino"!?
that's not the ps phone tho..
a psp phone would be a terrible idea. Sony needs to focus on piracy protection if they release another handheld. Plus, if it was a phone how many people are going to change providers? I doubt it would be compatible across the board.
really, its not a terrible idea, im not going to list why because i think its obvious regarding your change providers comment, a simple alternative is to have a sim free version, like most phones/providers have...
I disagree. This is the only way I think it can do well. My driod plays games and does everything else. People don't want to carry around 10 different portable devices. Adding 3G capability is the next logical step. And I don't see why it couldn't be avaliable across providers? Motorola is, samsung is?
Anybody heard of skype? you can get it on all psp's and turns it into a phone :D
Yeah, but without a wifi connection it is useless.
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