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Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Nov 22, 2007

Sony may be working on a PlayStation Phone after all

PlayStation Phone

I’ve been hearing about the rumored PlayStation Phone for longer than I care to remember. No one’s really been able to get a straight answer from Sony. Their responses have been dodgy at best. However, the Economic Times has managed to coax the closest thing to a real response out of them that I’ve heard yet. Apparently Jim Ryan, the Sony Computer Entertainment co-chief operating officer was quoted as saying the following.

“The PlayStation is a proven success and so is Sony Ericsson. Convergence with the two arms working together is definitely plausible,” he said. “What has been done is finding a match between a camera and a mobile phone, and that has been done wherein the mobile phone features are not reasonably inhibited and the camera is also a reasonably competitive product. It is hugely intellectually seductive to have a console-oriented phone.”

It’s one of those things that I think we’ve all seen coming, though I can’t say that I’m really excited about it. Sony Ericsson phones haven’t really been anything to write home about, and I wouldn’t say that the PSP has exactly been a the hit Sony wanted it to be. Then you look at the only other phone/game console combo, which is the Nokia N-gage, and it failed miserably. Could a PlayStation phone do any better? I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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