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Sneak Peek: Sony’s Next PSP & The Cellphone of the Future

When an Apple Software Engineer named Gray Powell left his iPhone 4 in a Silicon Valley bar months before the phone was scheduled to be released he set off a frenzy of internet curiosity and controversy. Now it seems someone is looking to stir up similar interest online for Sony.

Sony’s FrankenPhone


Sony is getting ready to scare the daylights out of the mobile phone and gaming world with the monsterous PSP/phone combination.

Sony it seems are about to drop their latest PSP handheld on technophiles across the world. The latest version of the PSP is speculated to feature around a 4 inch multitouch screen, an Android 3.0 OS and custom store to purchase and download games and apps. But this time the last P stands for Phone, as you’ll also be able to text, call people and take pictures with it.


The PSPhone is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 microchip (there’s one like it found in HTC’s G2) with 512MB of RAM and 1GB of ROM. The device also supports the more commonly used microSD cards and not Sony’s Memory Stick format.

Still, probably most amazingly thing about this phone are the PlayStation shoulder buttons sticking out from under the sides and the directional pad and familiar controller configuration hidden under a sliding screen. Sure the iPhone plays games but the PSP delivers incredible gaming experiences – like SOCOM, God of War and Final Fantasy. Mobile PlayStation gaming while staying connected? Sign us up.


Ridge Racer – and a library of best selling games is coming to a phone near you.

How do we know all this? Our friends at engadget have seen the phone and other tech insiders confirm it.

The Future of Mobile
Meanwhile, take a look at what the distant (hopefully not so distant) future of cell phone technology might look like:


The amazing Mozilla Seabird.

Brought to you by the same folks that make Internet browsing not suck, the Mozilla Seabird concept video shows off a phone that may not be that far away. While it doesn’t showcase games or have anyone committed to making them, the phone has video projection, a holographic keyboard, IR headset and more cool features! Wow. Now that’s a phone:

Do you play games on your phone or use it as a mobile computing device? Tell us what you like about your phone!

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