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239w ago - Update: Today some more details and pictures surfaced on the PlayStation Phone, including the following to quote from Engadget.com:

"Furthermore, the handset pictured is running Android 2.2, though apparently there are multiple devices out there with different versions on board (including at least one packed with Android 3.0). Based on what we know, there's little chance the phone will launch with Froyo -- but it's clear these have been worked on for some time with various versions of the OS.

The device appears to have an 8GB microSD card slotted, and at least 512MB of internal storage (though we're hoping it's the 1GB we've heard would be present). As you can see from the pictures in the gallery below, the device isn't exactly thin -- we surmise that the handset is around 17mm thick, or slightly thicker than HTC's Touch Pro 2 (and funnily enough, about the same as the PSPgo)."

Today Engadget.com (linked above) has unveiled what is being called the PlayStation Phone alongside some leaked pictures.

There have been numerous reports of a PSP Phone in development, so in a similar fashion to the PS3 Slim news of a PlayStation Phone comes as little surprise to many.

To quote: "The device is sporting a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 (a chip similar to the one found in the G2, but 200MHz faster), 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and the screen is in the range of 3.7 to 4.1 inches.

Looking almost identical to the mockup we hit you with this summer, the handset does indeed have a long touchpad in the center which is apparently multitouch, and you can see in the photos that it's still bearing those familiar PlayStation shoulder buttons.

For Sony buffs, you'll be interested to know that there's no Memory Stick slot here, but there is support for microSD cards.

The particular model in these shots is still in prototyping mode. As such, the unit doesn't have a custom skin (not even SE's Timescape design seen on the Xperia devices), and is said to be rather buggy.

We're digging into more facts as we speak, but it's likely that much of what we reported earlier is still accurate, and though the device could still be headed for a 2010 release, 2011 is looking much more realistic."

The PlayStation Phone is Unveiled, Leaked Pictures Surface

The PlayStation Phone is Unveiled, Leaked Pictures Surface

The PlayStation Phone is Unveiled, Leaked Pictures Surface

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#30 - vish24 - 239w ago
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Count me unimpressed. What is this bringing to the table that doesn't already exist?

#29 - moeiscool - 239w ago
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i used to think the exact same way, you just never had the chance to really try an iphone i'm sure of that much...

#28 - y2kkingboy - 239w ago
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I remember Sony Ericsson tried to do this along time ago. but Sony refused and never gave them the get go. then again they might have done a deal or some sort for a later deal.

Actually, check this out: mobiletoday.co.uk/sony_ericsson_playstation_psp_plans_refused_by_sony.html

#27 - spark916 - 239w ago
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Thats actually the new android i want !!

#26 - SwordOfWar - 239w ago
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this is a great alternative for people who want a phone but don't want to carry a bulky psp.

Obviously you can't fit a game pad and keyboard on a phone, so just use a real game pad and use a touch screen keyboard. Using touch screen for games is just stupid. It doesn't respond well enough.

#25 - oVERSoLDiER - 239w ago
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Don't think it is a fake.

The "Phone" looks, OK. But don't flash me, that I will go and buy it.

#24 - tigereye - 239w ago
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I think it is fake guys...

#23 - mcx997 - 239w ago
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great idea, but not for me

#22 - Colnechris - 239w ago
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well...

Sony Playstation 1
Sony Playstation 2
Sony Playstation portable
Sony HDTV range
Sony Playstation 3

Yeh, my moneys on this being a massive success.

#21 - evilbob76 - 239w ago
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Bad news for everyone. One vital part of the story is missing. This is NOT a PSP or PSP2 phone. It runs Android - it just has controller buttons for gaming.