More pictures of the rumored PlayStation Phone have shown up, and the device looks as sleek as ever. Details about the device’s software and Sony’s plans have also been revealed through an earnings call and sources close to the project.
But first let’s deal with the question of the device’s authenticity. When we reported on the PlayStation Phone last week, it was the culmination of a long series or rumors about an Android-powered,Sony-designed gaming device. The source for this big development was gadget blog Engadget, which simply posted pictures and details under the headline “The PlayStation Phone.”
When some gadget enthusiasts questioned whether or not the device was real, Engadget staked its reputation on the news and followed up with a claim that multiple, reliable sources very close to the project were behind the leak. Furthermore, Sony was asked about the leak in anearnings call and while its executives didn’t confirm it, they assured listeners that something similar was inevitable, and that prototypes exist.
Engadget believes this is one of those prototypes, and it acquired new photos, some of which we’ve included here. It also reports that the device’s codename is “Zeus,” and that while it runs Android, different prototypes seem to be running different versions. One prototype carries an 8 GB SD card to supplement “at least” 512 MB of internal data storage.
As we reported before, the device has a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a touch pad, and a 5-megapixel camera. Those specs should be more than enough to play classic PlayStation games and new games alike. Here are the pics; head over to Engadget for more.