I couldn't believe it til I saw the article today, but finally, Sony has merged gaming with cellphones!
As seen in an article posted by Kotaku, Sony has merged one of their Sony Ericsson phones with a Playstation Portable, creating the hybrid "Playstation Phone" prototype unit you see above you in a pic posted by Engadget. The tech is reportedly based off Google's own Android 3.0 platform, and will have a dedicated custom Sony Marketplace for users to download and purchase games for this unit. Call me skeptical, but I'm not totally sure if I want to merge my gaming and cellphone privileges with this gadget here. First off, there's no analog stick, and it's going to be replaced by a touch-sensitive track pad instead. Secondly, like the PSP Go before it, the PSPhone will not have any UMD or Memory Stick compatibility, so old PSP users can rule out any of their older stuff being used for this baby. Even with specs reported to be 1GHz Qualcomm CPU, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and a screen "in the range of 3.7 to 4.1 inches", I'm not sure if I'll be picking up a PSPhone just yet, which is said to be released fall next year. For more details, visit the source article over at Kotaku.