[Rumor] Sony developing a Playstation phone?

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    Well we all know Sony does more than video games so another smartphone from them isn't surprising. What is surprising is that the Playstation brand name would be going outside the video game sector into more general water.
     


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    sounds like ngage... lol FAIL
     
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    Why is that surprising? Their damn motto is "Playstation. It only does EVERYTHING."
     
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    And then the images start to pile up. *Shudder*

    I wonder what kind of phone, though. Will it support UMD? Probably not, but I may just give it a "Go" (get it?) and see if it's nice!
     
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    My guess is that this is what they would have been testing the Go for. They're going to set up a market for their own games, and since there's no alternative - why not use the downloadable service? Destroys piracy, reduces hardware costs, and allows them to start charging as a cell phone carrier (or at least get in bed with the phone companies for data charges)
     
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    I hope it would be nice, something different from other phones...
     
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    Sounds like ipod touch -> iphone.
     
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    ...Or they could just take their existing Walkman mp3 with a touchscreen, make it larger, and market it as a phone with the necessary adjustments. Who would want a phone call in the middle of a game? That'd mess up everything.
     
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    somehow I don't think it's such a good idea for them to do that. I get annoyed enough already when someone calls me during a game but if the call showed up on them same device and halted what I was doing.. I don't think I would like that very much.
     
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    I know, as Nokia, we already had Ngage but it went from DEDICATED to SOFTWARE-based and it's still closing. Im not too sure bout Sony's attempt when they already have DDEDICATED PS HW/SW. It could be a nice attempt but I wouldnt touch a PS phone specially if someone texted or called me while playing
     
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    I hope Sony really isn't dumb enough to try this. Between Blackberry, android and the iPhone, I'm not sure there's room in the market for any more copycats. Just 'cuz someone else is making money with smartphones doesn't mean they will... there're only so many people who buy into this crap.
     
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    Cmon sony you already got the playstation move, now a phone PSP thingy? stop trying to beat apple now.......Or other companies, you know you wont be able to beat Nintendo.
     
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    They did that already with their Walkman and Cybershot brands. It's not too surprising that once phones got graphics powerful enough they'd do the same with the Playstation Portable brand.
     
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    If it would run on Android, I think I'd buy it. I love to do everything on my phone. I have an android phone atm, but there aren't really that much games worth downloading. So I just play GBA games on it when I'm traveling.
     
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    its going to run android 3.0
     
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    The OS will be XMB and not android, AFAIK. We already had the Nokia Ngage before and Apple copied it.
     
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    so they're tapping out of the handheld gaming device arena???
     
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    I have heard this rumor along time now thoguh. [​IMG]
     
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    ^ just you but a lot of people like me havent. [​IMG]

    I hope this phone will not be like Windows phone [​IMG]
     
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    It will be bullshit anyway. Like the PSP Go *facepalm*.

    Was the PSP Go *facepalm* bullshit?
     

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