During a recent earnings call following the release of Sony's current financials, The PlayStation maker confirms the mounting rumors surrounding the new PSP Phone.
When does it come out, what all can it do, and what carriers will it be on. That's what I want to know. It's time for me to get a new phone, and this has become a good contender between the phones I want. Waiting on all the details make you lose would be buyers like myself.
about bloody time they confirmed it. I wonder how much it would cost.
This is a shocker...../s Srsly though, this will be great, looking forward to hearing all the details. Really hope they get it right.... but since its sony, im sure they will !
They confirmed a device, not a "PSP Phone", PSP2 will be PSP2 not a phone. What does PSP Phone stand for according to thegameheadz? PlayStation Portable Phone? yea, portable phone, thats a good one
to bad they cant just release an update for my GO to become one of these. It looks like it anyway. I guess it will be skype for me until this releases. Hopefully sony wont lock into exclusivity and if they do...please dont let it be AT&T.
please dont be a att exclusive!
Dear Sony please dont get Rick Rolled with those bastards
"What does PSP Phone stand for according to thegameheadz? PlayStation Portable Phone? yea, portable phone, thats a good one" Technically it is perfectly reasonable to describe a phone as being portable or not. Your point falls flat.
What ABizzel said. @Hassi94 You can describe any cell phone as portable but the name Playstation Phone sounds better than Playstation portable phone. I hope it can use AT&T but I will settle for another provider if I must. I hope it cost $200-250 with a 2 year contract. I need a new phone so hell yea I'm getting the Playstation phone.
is this the rumored "PSP2" or will it be like the Go? either way, risky move but hey, they have to tap it lets hope it doesn't end up flopping
Sh1t forget the phone I want the tablet with windows 7, firefox and psp2 and ps2 compatibility. Oh I dream! I really wonder though Sony wants to expand the playstation store and with a tablet maybe it would be a modified version for the sony tablet. If thats the case I could see some form of gaming and with Sony all about gaming it could be a pssiblity.
I'm still a bit skeptical how it's going to turn out. If anything we'll see it by E3?
LMFAO Its kind of funny that this site is still the only source. If it was actually confirmed all the big name sites would be all over this.
I highly doubt it'll be exclusive to a certain mobile service companies like ATT, Verizon etc which I believe will be a good move on Sony's part.
This could be great, but the carrier may be a huge problem... let's see what they do with that.
damn it i just got an iPhone 4!!!
lol... just wait for the psp2.... as for me screw games on a phone.. for the most part they suck, thats why im probably gonna get either the samsung epic, htc evo or speedy come feb. heck i hardly ever play games on my psp- its mostly used for remote play.
It seems to me that the extra "power" is needed to power the other functions of the phone while being PSP compatible. I see no usage of UMD which would mean downloading games would have to end up on the PSN store. From my understanding, a lot of PSP games do not make it there which may piss off a few consumers. Granted that device (as opposed to the Go) can conveniently download on the fly using 3G service. It may have a stronger following than the previous re-iteration. The only other question is what type of audience this PSP phone is going to be marketed to? -End statement
This looks so awesome but is it a next gen PSP or a reinvention of the Go?
It's a go phone lol I hope the screen is 720p and it will probably have a touch screen. I hope the games come on mini blu rays or something like that.
I hope it comes out for verizon!
I would rather buy a gaming phone from Sony or Nintendo. The exclusive games that the two companies could put on a phone would be awesome!!! Never mind all the other awesome technology Sony always intergrates into new products. Date Please . . .
Goddamn it. I don't know why, but I didn't really want this. Full fledged PSP 2! That's what I want. But I'm sure a PlayStation Phone can't be too bad. Hope they nail it, though.
599 US Dollars You will need a third job to get it PSP Phone will have 5D games 1280p
don't worry. carrier will subsidize it into $199 like iphone
if you get it with a carrier expect it to be 199 on a two year contract
Your monthly rate subsidizes it. They pay up front, and they take it from rear month after month after month.
well some subsidized phones run for 299 like the dell streak or 249 like the droid x.
that had Colbertinator's comment go over their heads is worrisome.
The reference is hilarious, though XD
lol yeah... who said that originally was it kaz? ken? or phil harrison?
it wont be like buying an expensive devise though. i mean an iphone 4 is around £400+ but no-one pays that. they just get it for free and pay a contract (cost towards mobile usage and devise). i mean even my android phone would have cost nearly £400 but i paid 100 when i bought it and pay 10 a month.
I bet you got a $600 iPhone at launch. XD
lol good use of all 3 of your comments
He gave the comment in 3D :)
I hope it looks nice and sleek. Sony better not charge a stupid high price for it though.
not enough info to even comment so many factors next year.. PsP2, Verzion and iPhone, new DS.....
but you couldn't resist?
Ive been stalling on buying the Iphone 4 hoping to hear any kind of sign that a PS phone will exist aha THANK GOD I DIDNT RENEW MY CONTRACT
yeh my contract for my iphone ends late next year. perfect timing to snag any psp phone!
hopefully its for at&t..... i dont wanna have to switch providers D:
They should really start releasing specs and time frame for release... with the holidays coming and phone contract renewals up .... people can start making informed desicions on what their next phone will be.... and if the PsPhone is gong to be the one. I'm just waiting for verizon to get iPhone, WP7 or the Netflix app for Android (PsPhone) before I get a new phone. Obviously Netflix is a big deal for me.
So why is the story called "Sony Almost Confirms The PSP Phone"? How do you almost confirm something? Sony haven't said the PSP phone is real, it's just said it's looking into smartphone devices.
Dam just got a htc HD
Eh..we had the same article a couple days ago. I dont see an official announcement
I dont get it? Is this the psp2 or is this the device coming before the psp2? I was hoping the psp2 was a phone,, if not Im just gonna wait till the psp3 is a phone.
that this is not a PSP phone...it is a PSN phone...highly integrated into PSN/HOME/Minis and PS1 games but not playing UMD PSP games... Remember...it is blogs calling this a PSP phone ... not Sony.
i agree. by the sounds of what sony have actually said it sounds like there is likely to be a sony ericson smartphone that will borrow some ps branding but will be aimed at more casual players, as u say more mini, psn titles and so on. basically like the other sort of games you currently get on smartphones
I really do think that there will be a PSP2 as well that will be much better. The PSPhone i think will aimed at the casual gamer/phone market that the Iphone has while PSP2 is really for the dedicated portalble gamers.
why would it only have casual games? if you are using the iphone as a reference that device is limited due to lack of buttons, the psp phone does not have this problem, and this is sony we are talking about, who wont be relying on indy devs to make all their games and have enough studios to support this device it would be a huge fail for sony, they should take advantage of that fact that the iphone can only play so many games due to its limits
not just casual games. Also PSP games but once PSP2 games release they will be like last gen games comprared to PSP2 games. It really is the typical Sony strategy. Aim for everyone. PSP2 though would really be for the hardcore/dedicated portable gamers. If Sony realease a PSP2 with a phone it will be way way to expensive. Who wants a dedicated portable gaming device with a phone anyways?. That sucks.
i can live with that, i dont need PS3 visuals while im on the move "Who wants a dedicated portable gaming device with a phone anyways?. That sucks" lol please speak for yourself, for starters how about me, as well as people on this thread and potentially thousands more perhaps you are looking for PS3 graphics on a handheld, on first thought it would be great but then price and battery life come into play im still confident in thinking that the PSP Phone and PSP2 are two different devices, so if your worried (hence your comment) about it being one device i wouldn't
oh really? so what are the functions of the psp2?
No UMD Power on par or close to the 360 Dual analog sticks HD Screen 1GB Ram Games are stored on the memory stick
the stupid source link wont work for me, i want to see if a sony exec actually confirmed it or is this just more journalist BS edit - this is old news and still is not confirmed plus engadget already did article about this a few days ago
I dont get you guys you say what you really want from the psp2 is for it to have a phone, apps, dual analogs and a touch screen with 512mb ram, running android. And for it to be cheaper which it will because its going to be on networks and now you dismiss this as just a phone lol. What would a psp2 be!? touchscreen on the back LMFAO. @AdventShadow01 I agree with you completely, the other factor is the psp is still the best selling console in japan, its only in the west that ppl are migrating to phones. This will be one hundred percent backwards compatible with Ps1, PSP, Minis and new software.
after psp go floped i will wait and see for this one
but the psp go = psp lol
this is the will play psp2 games or at least have its own games. i mean psp 1 is on its last legs and i can't imagine them taking the nearly dead platform and turning it into a phone. i know for a fact this will play psp 2 games or have its own games. ( which would be weird because you would have two competing handhelds on the market. i mean the prototype runs at 1ghz speed with 512 mb of ram and two analog sticks (well analog pads) something the psp NEVER HAD. so i know for a fact this thing will play its own games. edit: judging by the rumors of psp 2's screen i think it will be more of a tablet device. perhaps running android (since it has a track pad. can't really see anyone using a track pad in a video game.) and the hd wide screen display doesn't really sound portable.
There's no way of knowing whether PSP2 and PSP will be seperate or all one device. But if they are smart, they will make just one device. They just have to keep the power consumption down to acceptable levels.
its probably psp in shape of a phone device! If a psp 2 is on the horizon, its doesnt make sense to release a psp 1.5 together with a psp 2. And giving the fact that psp 1 is here to stay for a while, it doesnt make sense to have so many of them floating out there. Sorry for my poor english;(
I remember reading, quite a while ago, that Sony would be releasing a PSP Phone instead of PSP2. The PSP Phone's turned out to be true, but rumors of PSP2 persist. Sony need to clarify which platforms they're going to be releasing. I can't commit to buying a PSP phone until I know for sure they won't be releasing a PSP2.
"This will be one hundred percent backwards compatible with Ps1, PSP, Minis and new software" thank you, someone with sense, there is zero reason to make this a casual only device, i have no doubt it will have some shitty casual games but it will also have all the PSP games we no and love
whats with the article title to get hits? even the actual article says 'sony nearly confirm'
Who cares its a phone not a gaming device
please expand carriers past Ericson, maybe too Verizon! :D *crosses fingers*
I guess sony will get my money again lol better be reasonable but I doubt it probably 499$
The two electronics products I want: - PSP Phone (or PSP2, if it's a different platform--in which case I would want some other Android smartphone to go with the PSP2) - Sony Tablet PC running Android (or Google's chrome OS, if it's real).