PSP2 spotted in the wild?

October 27, 2010

PSP2 spotted in the wild? Someone has sent in pictures of what appears to be a PSP combined with a handheld phone. Many speculate this to be the rumored PSP2 and could be the surprise Sony Ericsson has been working on.

Sony Ericsson’s CEO teased that there would be a big surprise announcement in the coming months. The rumor is that the company is developing a PSP phone with Android 3.0.

Recently, someone sent Engadget some photos of what appears to be a PSP Phone prototype. The pictures look extremely convincing and quite possibly could be the real deal. According to the site the PSP phone hybrid will boast a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor with 512MB ram and 1GB of ROM.




This is significantly more robust than the PSP as the current model boasts 333Mhz processer with 32MB of Ram. It appears that this PSP Phone has a area in the middle for dual touch analog controls.

The LCD screen appears to be fully touchscreen like the iPhone and is sized at 3.7” to 4.1”.

The device does not appear to be the long rumored PSP2, but quite possibly another version of the device. The PSP phone does not appear to have a UMD tray. Sony revealed that the company won’t be pursuing a digital only route for the next PSP.

29 Responses to “PSP2 spotted in the wild?”

  1. CaptBirdman:

    Where are the analogs??? And if that flat space is some sort of touch-analog, I’d expect a bit of backlash. And damnit, we wand R2 and L2!!

  2. Roca.:

    yeah I don’t think this is the PSP2
    no disc drive? 1GB of memory? no PS button?

    The phone look good though

  3. Roca.:

    in other news

    No More Heroes and Dynasty Warrior 7 will be PS3 exclusives.

  4. Liquid:

    what good games are out for christmas this year?

  5. CaptBirdman:

    Still– it has the cross, circle, triangle and square. Outside of cross and circle, I see no need for triangle and square in a cell phone, especially one with a touch screen. I’m 70% sure this is a working prototype or concept for the PSP 2

  6. ncaissie:

    “in other news

    No More Heroes and Dynasty Warrior 7 will be PS3 exclusives.”
    No more Heroes is the dumbest game I have ever played.

  7. ncaissie:

    Does anyone know if the RDR zombie DLC will be out today?

  8. ncaissie:

    It wasn’t there yesterday.

  9. ncaissie:

    if it is, I know what I’ll be doing all night.

  10. Roca.:

    it was out yesterday, PSN+ members get 20% off.

    I think a Phone-PSP hybrid (with an App store) is the way to go but Sony should also offer a stand alone version of it for those who don’t want to sign up for a 2-year contract or those who are already happy with the phone the have.

    kind of like the iTouch and iPhone

  11. ncaissie:

    “it was out yesterday, PSN+ members get 20% off.”
    Realy? I looked last night and didn’t see it.
    And 20%? Sweet!

  12. ncaissie:

    @Roca, The PSP phone is a stupid idea. I never play games on my Iphone.
    They just don’t mix well. and DLC was proven to be a mistake.
    Did CarlB hack Rocas account?

  13. CaptBirdman:

    I agree.

    Also I would like for them to not go the “make a security deposit” route. Bloody annoying.

    And if PSN+ members get perks, I’m sold

  14. Roca.:

    “The PSP phone is a stupid idea. I never play games on my Iphone.”

    I thik it’s a great idea if the device has buttons like the PSP instead of being ‘touch control’ only like the iPhone. I don’t play games on my phone either but that’s mostly because of touch control BS and there aren’t any good quality games.

    with that said, I’m hearing the PSP phone is not the PSP2.

  15. ncaissie:

    Digital download only works for extra content and $2 games.

    I don’t even buy the PSX or mini games because $5-$10 is too much for games I can’t resell. No parent (in their right mind) wants to put their credit cards on PSN for their Teens to pay for games. The cards with the 80 digit codes are a pain in the ass.

  16. ncaissie:

    lets face it the PSP is aimed at teens not adults.

  17. Roca.:

    off topic:

    ======== Playstation Rewards ========

    Today, we’re excited to share news of the launch of PlayStation Rewards, a new program that recognizes and rewards our users for simply doing what they love – playing games and interacting with the entertainment content that PlayStation has to offer. We really wanted to create something that says, “thank you” for being a loyal PlayStation fan.

    In its initial launch tomorrow (Oct. 28th), PlayStation Rewards will be an invitation-only beta to all eligible PlayStation Plus and Gamer Advisory Panel (GAP) members. We’re kicking things off as a beta so that we can get feedback from our most loyal fans in order to make it the best possible rewards program it can be. It’s also worth noting that during the beta phase, the program will be focused on PlayStation 3 owners, but we hope to include PSP users as well not too far down the road. Oh, and one more thing: PlayStation Rewards will be free – there is no fee to join!

    Now, to give you a bit more details on the new loyalty program… PlayStation Rewards is designed to give you the opportunity to gain exclusive status, recognition, and rewards as a thank you for your continued interest in PlayStation. And, the best part is that you don’t have to do anything different. Keep playing new games, buying content purchased from PlayStation Network in the PlayStation Store and PlayStation Home, download movies and TV shows, or just communicate with us by taking one of our surveys, for example, and you’ll now be recognized for it.

    The more you play and participate, the more progress you’ll make through our three reward tiers — “Select,” “Pro,” and “Legendary.” As your status increases, so do the rewards. And if you want to check out your current status level, simply go to your private profile page and look at the reward progress meter.

    So what do you get? Right now, rewards include things like…

    *Exclusive PSN avatars that display member status in the program

    *Exclusive dynamic themes and PlayStation Home content

    *Opportunities throughout the program year to participate in members-only sweepstakes and giveaways for experiences and merchandise you won’t find elsewhere (The first of which is an all expenses paid trip to the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, as PlayStation’s guest)

  18. ncaissie:

    That sure beats rewarding people by raising the cost of Plus by $10.

  19. ncaissie:

    PS3. The gift that keeps on giving.

  20. Roca.:

    the good thing is that that you don’t have to do anything different, just keep doing what your doing (playing games and what not) and you’ll get rewared

  21. Barnabe Jones:

    On topic:

    This might be the PlayStation phone and not the PSP2. They might do the phone to combat the iphone market, and the PSP2 to go after the hand-held 3DS market.

    It kind of makes sense. Split the market by casual (phone) and hardcore (PSP2), and offer better products than anything else in each market. Win.

  22. ncaissie:

    Those picture look so fake it’s unreal.
    My 9 year old can photoshop better than that.

  23. twilight:

    I just love the holidays:
    Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house
    Visions of Ps3′s danced all through their heads
    Stockings were hung by the chimney with care
    In hopes that Ps3 games would soon be there

  24. ncaissie:

    “In hopes that Ps3 games would soon be there”
    Only to here they are pushed back in support of Motion control gimmicks.

  25. ncaissie:

    hear not here lol

  26. ncaissie:

    On topic:

    I would sell my Iphone for this phone if it was real.

  27. twilight:

    In the famous words of the t.v. character, “Whatchoo talkin ’bout?” There are plenty of games on Ps3 to play.

  28. gunstar:

    The PSP has passed the first test against the Nintendo handheld monopoly.

    Any lesser device could have folded years ago.

    It did well not to join ranks of the ill fated Game Gear, NGage, Virtual Boy, Zune, Gizmodo, Nomad, Wonder Swan, Neo Geo Pocket etc.

    62 million and counting.

    The line between these mobile devices are getting blurrier and blurrier.

    The specs are on par with the iPhone 4 & Samsung Galaxy S.

    Soon Sony will make be a mobile device with PS3 graphics.

    Slowly but surely the PSP is a force to be reckoned with.

  29. ncaissie:

    “Whatchoo talkin ’bout?” There are plenty of games on Ps3 to play.”
    Yes but the one I want got pushed to next year.

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