PS Phone: Zeus is “right name,” it’s “based on PSP1″

VG247: What hasn’t been yet reported, however, is that phone is based on PSP tech, something our man considers to be a mistake given the imminence of PSP2.

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btk2817d ago

Should be right decision. PSP2 might be too bulky for phone.
So PSP - with library of games and videos, the tech can be slimmed down quite a bit by now - should be quite a good match for a phone at this point. Nothing stops PSP2 to also have a phone version - but the tech might not be small enough.

Cratos87802817d ago (Edited 2817d ago )

The PSPhone will compete with 3DS. PSP2 will compete with Xbox 360.

CrazyForGames2817d ago

something tells me your actually serious lol

Mike134nl2817d ago (Edited 2817d ago )

PSPphone (sony ericsson/android phone) will compete with i-phone,windows phone 7 (platform htc/samsung/LG/asus ), black beryy and maybe even other mobile devices using android platform?.

Unless the (psp) platform will be comptabele with other androiddevices, this might be the second big mistake after the psp go.

Psp2 will compete with 3DS.

longcat2817d ago (Edited 2817d ago )

Also, gaming on phones will always be limited by battery life. I never expected this phone to be high spec. i expected it to run ps1 games and minis.

Your handheld battery can die and not be a problem, but you dont want ur phone to die at lunch.

I'll be getting both the psp2 and this phone when i need something to replace what i have.

Fishy Fingers2817d ago (Edited 2817d ago )

Just another load of info ripped from Engadget. Based on the PSP huh, even though the leaked internal specs arent alike.. :/

EYEamNUMBER12817d ago

its not like those internal specs were gonna be for gaming and nothing else

Fishy Fingers2817d ago (Edited 2817d ago )

Of course not, but the leaked specs make CPU/Memory well ahead of the PSP, so why have far better hardware and run PSP games.

Surely you'd expect games to be the most demanding hardware use and there for make the most of whats there.



it needs better specs as it needs to run the phone OS in the background as well as the game program.

all i hope is that it can run ps1 games as i already do it with FPSECE on my tg01 but would love buttons and perfect compatibility.

SuperM2817d ago (Edited 2817d ago )

Well the system has alot of memory, so your gonna get alot better looking games. Just look at the Epic Citadel tech demo for iphone. It looks amazing and the reason why iphone can run it is because of all the memory. Same with the new Idtech 5 engine for iphone. Couldnt be done if it wasnt for the memory. Also, phone OS are not all that resource demanding. The PSP has an OS aswell you know, all hardware do.

silvacrest2817d ago

bear in mind that the current PSP only has 333 mhz cpu and only 64 ram

assuming the current PSP used all that ram and processing power 100% of the time it still leaves plenty of resources assuming it works the same way for the psp phone

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Cratos87802817d ago (Edited 2817d ago )

Hardware "based on PSP" does not mean hardware is identical to PSP.

It could mean more powerful version of the same PSP hardware architecture and/or hardware designed to be backwards compatible to PSP.

EYEamNUMBER12817d ago

a psp phone game wise would be the same a psp as its supposedly said to be

it wouldn't make much sense to make it more powerful than a psp because then you would have to make games for it that the psp can't handle and if you were to do that then a psp phone would be an entirely new hand held altogether

the psp2 is already said to be in production so that would = another handheld i doubt they would do that

Trroy2817d ago

The PSP has a pretty simple, single-core design, and a fixed-function GPU.

Its not anywhere near as hard to emulate as a multicore machine, or a machine with a programmable shader pipeline GPU.

FragGen2817d ago (Edited 2817d ago )

Quick quiz is it "based on PSP specs" because:
1. It runs an entirely different OS
2. It has an entirely different processor running @ a diff CLK speed
3. It has much more RAM
4. It has a touch screen?
5. It has no UMD drive?
6. It's a cellphone?

The only thing I'm thinking could be based on "PSP specs" would be the joypads/controls and maybe the graphics coprocessor.

FWIW, I'm not in the market for a new phone. I'm psyched for the PSP2 gaming device, though.

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Genecalypse2817d ago (Edited 2817d ago )

If there are two.. PSPhone and PSP2..then I kind of liken it to the iTouch and the iPhone, where as the phone part is missing from the Touch; the updated PSP2 platform would be missing from the PSPhone.

BannedForNineYears2817d ago

Make a PSP 2. Not a PSPP. (Playstation portable phone).

IrishYamato2817d ago

If the PSP Phone and PSP2 are two different things and the Phone can only play PSP games with those specs, then that means that the PSP2 will be extremely powerful.

Muletroid2817d ago

or it could mean that the psp phone needs what it has to run the OS and the many apps happening all at once

its not like those specs are just for the games alone smart phones use up allot specs wise

Bolts2817d ago

There is a difference between a dedicated gaming platform and a general purpose platform. Thats why PC gaming specs are god like compared to the PS3. They actually need all that horse power to run apps in the background as well as crank out awesome graphics.

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