Years of rumor and speculation have seemingly coalesced into an actual PlayStation phone.
The first pictures of Sony Ericsson’s PlayStation branded phone have surfaced, showing a device that look remarkably, but perhaps unsurprisingly, like the PSP Go. Rumors of a PlayStation phone have done the rounds for years, but it was only earlier this year that it looked like Sony was actually making one.
The phone looks smaller than a PSP Go, which isn’t a surprise as presumably it’s about the same size as your average smart phone. It reportedly has a screen of around 3.7 to 4.1 inches in size, and though it lacks the analog stick that the PSP Go has, it has a wide touchpad in its place. The touchpad is supposedly multitouch, so it might even work as dual analog sticks. Under the hood, the phone has a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM and support for Micro SD cards. The phone will apparently run on the latest version of Android, although at the moment there are still a lot of kinks and bugs to fix.
It should be noted that none of this information comes from official Sony channels, so it’s technically just rumor at the moment, even though that photo looks pretty convincing. Even if it is the real deal, the phone is still in its prototype phase, so pretty much anything and everything about it could change, from the way it looks to the chips it uses.
Update: Both Sony Ericsson and Sony Computer Entertainment have refused to comment on the existence of a PlayStation Phone, saying that they do not comment on speculation or rumor. The images of the phone are now thought to be faked however, thanks to certain irregularities in the device’s interface.