Proves it exists, but doesn't show much
After months and months (and months!) of rumors about a PlayStation-branded phone, it looks like someone managed to sneak a video of it, even though it looks pretty blurry.
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It comes from a Greek gadget blog called Techblog.gr, and the video is titled "spy video" so we're guessing this was supposedly from some top-secret event where people weren't supposed to grab any snapshots. Nevertheless, the video has surfaced.
Of course, it's blurry, from somewhat far away, and you can barely see what's happening on the screen. But if it was actually a good, quality video then we wouldn't be able to make fun of it, so... LOL at the bad covert videographer.
We do, however, get to see that it is kind of shaped like a PSPgo and running Android, just like the rumors said.
The same blog also posted some textual details about the phone, which will apparently be called the Sony Ericsson Z1. I guess they don't want to call it the "PlayStation Phone" because that might limit its market potential among non-gaming phone enthusiasts, but I personall think that's a mistake. But who cares about my opinion?
Here's the tech spec rundown, according to that blog:
- 1 GHz processor
- 8 MP camera
- 512 MB RAM
- 1 GB ROM
- Android 2.3
Also, get ready for sticker shock. The price will be around $500, according to reports, which may or may not be the after-contract price. But it will come with five free games. PlayStation Phone exclusive games? Will it be able to run downloaded PSP titles? What else can it do?
Those are all questions we'll have to wait to find out until after Sony actually kinda makes it official.
Via TechBlog.gr (Greek)