May 8 2009, 4:35pm CDT | by Robert Evans
Hideki Komiyama, President of Sony Ericsson, stated in an interview with the Financial Times that a PlayStation mobile phone "could happen". This came at the end of a long interview about Sony's recent losses in the mobile market, and their scramble to produce a smartphone capable of competing with the iPhone.
Aside from a brief, failed experiment with the X1 last year, Sony Ericsson has so far resisted the urge to dip its toes into the smartphone market. At the end of this year, however, they have two brand new smartphones set to come out. A third is being released in early 2010. FT.com thinks that these new smartphones could "make or break" Sony Ericsson.
The upcoming Ericsson smartphones are supposed to represent three different major OS's. Symbian, Android, and Windows Mobile will each launch a separate smartphone model, which has lead some to criticize Sony Ericsson for hedging its bets too wide.
I'm not excited by the prospect of new Sony Ericsson smartphones, but a PlayStation Mobile phone would be really interesting news. If Sony could release a hybrid of a smartphone and the PSP, they'd have one bad-ass gadget in their hands. When you consider the legions of PS3 fans that would clamor to buy a PlayStation Mobile, it would be insane for Sony to not make this phone. Via Engadget Mobile.
Source: The Edge Singapore
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