PSP Android Phone Could Arrive this Fall
Possibly as early as October, Sony Ericcson will launch the first gaming phone: a new hybrid that will be a cross between Sony's PSP Go and an Android smartphone.
The phone is in the late stages of development, according to Engadget. It would be the first Android device made by Sony Ericcson.
Picture a landscape slider like the Droid 2 , but instead of a QWERTY keyboard, Ericcson's gaming phone has PlayStation buttons, a D-pad and a long touch pad in place of the PSP Go analog stick.
The phone will run Android 3.0, Gingerbread, the latest version of Google's smartphone operating system, which is now in development. A new section in the Android Market may offer versions of PSP games including God of War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and LittleBigPlanet. Games may be offered to other Android phone users if and when they get the system update and are equipped for gameplay.
Dedicated portable gaming devices like Sony's PSP Go and Nintendo's DS have lost fans to the iPhone, which has captured more than 20 percent of the mobile gaming market, according to NPD.
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