PlayStation phone 'plausible, attractive' - Sony exec
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A Sony executive has hinted that its PlayStation division and Sony Ericsson divisions may work together in the future, paving the way for the development of a PSP-cum-phone.
The shape of things to come?
Sony Computer Entertainment’s co-COO, Jim Ryan, speaking to India's Economic Times, said that “convergence with the two arms working together is definitely plausible” and that it would be “hugely intellectually seductive to have a console-oriented phone”.
He added that “Sony Ericsson and PlayStation would make a strong success story for Sony”.
Ryan’s statement builds on similar comments made by Sony Ericsson’s previous President, Miles Flint, back in September, when he said that applying the PlayStation brand to a series of mobile phones was a “possible future activity”.
A Sony patent application, unveiled back in June, has already hinted at a potential PSP phone design. The patent’s sketches show how the screen of a modified PSP could rotate alongside several added buttons, presumably for call make and break, etc.
Done correctly, it wouldn't be such a crazy idea.
Think of Playstation or PSP as a brand rather than a device and you're half way there.
Sony Ericsson have some clearly defined and succesful product lines with the Cybershot mobiles and Walkman mobiles.
It's not beyond the bounds of possibility that they could extend this to PlayStation mobiles. Maybe even Vaio mobiles could be a go-er.
Perhaps Bravia phones would be silly though, eh? And the moment for Betamax or Trinitron mobiles has surely passed.
Lets see - it's far too expensive, doesn't have any particularly decent launch titles, and because Sony were a complete bunch of 'tards who jumped on the Wii inspired six-axis plan B - leaving the PS3 without vibration, even though the company they, Microsoft, and presumably others, nicked the idea of, can offer the 2 in 1 package - senors + vibration....
Oh, and the fact that they keep on changing it's spec - kinda indicates that they're not even happy with it.
I'll get one in 2 or 3 years - when the games can actually use the cell chip properly, and it costs less than a car. Oh, and hopefully, it will have vibration...!!
(yes, I badgered on about lack of vibe a lot - sorry, but IMO it's a step back to the playstation 1 FFS!)
Remember 'sidetalking' the Nokia Ngage phenomenon?
A truly unique and original idea!
A blending of games console and mobile phone will be a sure-fire market winner. And I'm sure the two remaining N-Gage users out there will agree with me.
That was really a market success. I can see why Sony want to emulate it.
@Tony. Whats wrong with the PS3? I think it's great.