Sony Ericsson’s New Smartphone Offering to be an Android 3.0 Gaming and PSP Go-Like Device

August 12, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sony Ericsson is all geared up to introduce a PSP Go-like smartphone that would be capable of playing and downloading PlayStation games. The Japanese firm is developing a brand new gaming platform, ecosystem, and device and we hear they are in the final stages of planning. Engadget feels that smartphone, most likely to be launched in October this year, will possibly come running Google’s Android 3.0 Gingerbread Operating System, along with PlayStation’s own gaming eco system.

The phone, which will be a landscape slider like the Motorola Milestone, will be using a gaming D-pad replacing the QWERTY keypad and will have a long touchpad instead of the joystick. The new smartphone ( the image you see alongside is an Engadget mockup) will be sporting a large touchscreen, expected to be between 3.7 and 4.1 inches with WVGA resolution. To be driven by a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and, of course, a good amount of RAM would be added too. Standard PSP buttons and shoulder buttons are also expected to find their place on the device. The phone will be mostly black with some silver touches, while the game pad area will be white or silver in color.

Games such as God of War, Call of Duty, and LittleBigPlanet for PSX and PSP platforms would be made available on this phone. Let us also expect a handful of Google games too on the device. Sony would be working closely with Google on this gaming phone. If rumors of an October launch are correct, the phone will be available for customers soon after the October date.

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