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.
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.
The PSPhone will compete with 3DS. PSP2 will compete with Xbox 360.
something tells me your actually serious lol
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.
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.
Just another load of info ripped from Engadget. Based on the PSP huh, even though the leaked internal specs arent alike.. :/
its not like those internal specs were gonna be for gaming and nothing else
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. .
@fishy 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Make a PSP 2. Not a PSPP. (Playstation portable phone).
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.
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
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.
It looks like an Android OS running the PSX Emulator. I can play ps1 games on my HTC Desire. I wonder if it's PSP or if it's the PSX Emualtor (google it if you wanna download) and someones taking the piss...
This is where SONY went wrong. The PSP phone should have came out after the psp1 instead of GO. People love phones, plus you get a real gaming machine. Android,iphone are not gaming machines. Psp would have rocked the phone world, it still has a chance, but needs to be psp2 now for a phone.
Um.. the PSP Phone is coming out after the PSP 1, of which the Go was one. Most people who buy these things probably will never even realize that the PSP Go even existed.
I'm sorry but those specs are very standard fare for an Android phone. I thought a "gaming" PSP phone would be a lot beefier. I can't imagine playing God of War and still recieve emails, text and various background apps on such a machine. Then there is the issue of the battery life. High end Droids are hurting for battery life as it is (Evo), turning it into a dedicated gaming device would make things even worst. This could be one of those ideas that sounds good on paper but the technology isn't quite there to pull off in the real world. Maybe three or four years from now a full on gaming phone might be viable but as of 2010 or 2011? I doubt it.
If you cant imagine playing god of war on this new piece of tech, then how the f'ck did they manage to put Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta on a 5 year old handheld device. Take a look at Epic Citadel and Idtech5 for the iphone. I guarantee you, if sony were to make God of War for this device it would look alot better then the PSP God of War games, although they already look good.
the PSP Phone uses the same CPU as the G2 which is pretty powerful, the G2 is underclocked to 800 mhz yet it is still faster then the 1Ghz snapdragon chips now consider that the psp phones CPU is clocked at 1ghz and has the same amount of ram as a PS3 and 360 also consider that yes, this could of had a tegra 2 CPU or some dual core CPU but then the price would go sky high then we would have the GO all over again
I disagree completely. The CPU and GPU on this supposed phone are right in line with other top-of-the-line Android phones, and if its meant to play PSP 1 games, it doesn't really need more muscle anyhow. The funny thing is that PSP games look better than most phone games anyway, despite the difference in power between the PSP (333 MHz MIPS + 162 MHz fixed-function GPU, with 32MB memory), and high-end phones (with 1 GHz CPUs, more modern mobile GPUs, and huge amounts of RAM). This will be the best gaming phone in existance... because of the PSP library... and actual buttons. LoL touchscreen gaming.
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