PlayStation PSP Phone (Zeus Z1) clearly spotted with Android 2.3 Gingerbread [Video]

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And you thought that last video of Sony Ericsson’s PlayStation phone was hot? Well, check out this latest one that was spotted on YouTube by Engadget. Unlike the previous video which was shot with the blur filter at max, this latest video is shot with striking clarity.

The two-minute video, embedded below, gives us a close look at the slide-out gaming controller, the front and back of the PlayStation Phone, and surprise, surprise Android 2.3 Gingerbread. A second video provides a sneak peek at the PlayStation application which is the central feature of this gaming-oriented handset.

Details are sparse on how the PlayStation part of the phone will work. According to second video, the handset will include a dedicated PlayStation application that gives you access to your game library. The application has a recently played list so you can easily launch your favorite game. Unfortunately, what makes up a PlayStation game is currently not known. Will Sony Ericsson build in support for current Android games or will games need a complete re-write to support the hardware?

Despite these uncertainties, excitement is high for the PlayStation phone as it is a bold step for Sony Ericsson. The struggling manufacturer aspires to be the largest Android manufacturer but has not yet produced an innovative Android handset. Sony Ericsson is in need of a winner and it may just have one with the PlayStation phone.

Rumors suggest the handset will include a 1 GHz processor, display between 3.7 and 4.1 inches, 512MB of RAM, and 8 GB microSD card. The handset is thought to launch with Android 3.0, but all leaked images show Android 2.x. The PlayStation phone may hit the shelves as early as February and a CES or MWC unveiling is not out of the question. Anyone excited to see this long rumored handset finally come to fruition?

[Via Engadget and YouTube]

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1327326909 Ayham Salaymah

    WOW. now my Q? is will this play psp game. it should. the psp cpu is 333MHZ. this is 1GBmHZ. is i don’t see why not/ it should play psp,ps1,psp2 and some touch based game’s.

    and psp has (fat) 32mb or (slim, pspgo) 64 mb of ram. this should at least have from 100mb to 512mb.

    lest’s hope im right. plz sony don’t fuck this one up

  • http://www.nds-gear.com Nintendo DS R4

    Can’t wait for a PSP phone – I will never have to lift my eyes from a gadget again! haha

  • Anonymous

    Only so long as it’s multi-carrier. I got $5 that crappy T-mobile or US Cellular will get it and non AT&T or Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Only so long as it’s multi-carrier. I got $5 that crappy T-mobile or US Cellular will get it and non AT&T or Verizon.

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