In a bit of extremely awesome, breaking news, the fine folks over at Engadget have what they’re calling the real McCoy of the PlayStation Phone. The source of these pictures is not listed (probably for good reason), but from what mostly everyone else can tell, the images look pretty authentic.
If you recall, we wrote about a Sony Ericsson phone earlier this year that was dubbed “the PlayStation Phone” that was rumored to be in development. In fact, these rumors largely came from Engadget as well, so we can only assume that the same “trusted source” from before is the one that is providing these pictures now.
Now for the more interesting bit: the phone is purportedly headed to market soon either by the holidays or early 2011 with Android 3.0—sometimes more deliciously known as Gingerbread—and a custom Sony Marketplace in addition to the Android one where you’ll most likely be downloading your games, videos, and music much like the PlayStation Store on your PS3. Additionally, Engadget says the pictured device, which should be noted is not confirmed as real nor to be the final specs if it were real, will be powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and a 3.7–4.1-inch screen.
If you’re wondering what that odd oblong shape is in the middle of the lower half of the device and why there are no thumbsticks (and can’t put two and two together, for that matter), that’s the multitouch touchpad that will almost definitely emulate the traditional stick-based input found on Sony’s DualShock controllers and the PSP. Just about everything else you’d expect to be there is on there, such as the usual face buttons, two shoulder buttons, and the directional pad along with some smartphone additions like a microSD slot and a camera with flash.
Remember, though, that nothing is confirmed…yet. I’ve personally, however, come to learn that Engadget only reports on rumors on which they have strong evidence and take heavy stock in their respective sources, so as far as I’m concerned, this puppy is real. I seriously hope it’s real, anyways, because I need a new phone.
Sweet Jesus I hope it doesn’t end up like the N-Gage.
Source from Engadget.