The PlayStation Phone Will Be A No-Show At CES 2011

Posted: Dec 21 2010, 8:37am CST | by , Updated: Dec 21 2010, 12:23pm CST, in Rumors | CES

 
The PlayStation Phone Will Be A No-Show At CES 2011
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So much for that dream

Sony Ericsson is bypassing the world's biggest and most-attended trade show to reveal its much hyped, much discussed PlayStation Phone, and will instead use a much lesser known mobile phone conference in Spain as the launching pad.

The PlayStation Phone, which will reportedly be officially named the Sony Ericsson Z1, was first leaked earlier this year with a photo that showed an Android phone shaped like a PSPgo.

Since then, we've monitored details throughout the blogosphere that suggest it will run the latest version of Android, come pre-installed with a PlayStation app, and be able to play specially developed mobile games.

Given the rash of leaks over the last month, we were hoping to see an official unveiling at next month's CES show, but now reports are coming in that Sony will hold off until February, and the Mobile World Congress, which takes place in Europe.

The phone will reportedly launch first in the UK, and we haven't heard much scuttlebutt about it coming stateside. But given how important the US market is to both smartphones and video games, we expect it's a question of when and not if.

There's gonna be a lot of mobile stuff at CES, so perhaps it's good for Sony to wait a bit and then strike gold at the much smaller trade show one month later.

The Z1 is rumored to launch in Europe in April.

Via Pocket-Lint

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
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