Sunday, October 31, 2010

PlayStation Phone, almost confirmed by Sony Executive

PlayStation Phone
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Few months ago rumors were passed about the PlayStation Phone, and Sony did maintain its official stance towards the rumor by declining to either confirm or refute the claims that the PlayStation Phone does exist, by refusing to comment on the leaked news, a senior executive of Sony has dropped some hints.

In a recent interview on CNN, Peter Dille, the senior Vice President of Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment of America, has stated few things about the new device. Dille, stated that the main reason for the PSP's failure was the
lack of "always on connection". He said, "The PSP is a Wi-Fi device. People are used to having always-connected devices." Sony's vision of the PlayStation Network is to be an entertainment centerpiece which always accessible, he added, ""I don't think we fully realize that vision with a Wi-Fi device," Dille told CNN.” If it's not connected (to a cell network) then it does sort of limit people."

This should be an hint from Dille, that the future devices meant to be "connected to cellular networks", now, the PSP is having to compete with more fully featured handheld gaming devices, that are capable of making calls, text messaging and also provide thousands of apps and games. Talking about competitors for Sony PlayStation, Dille, stated that the Apple's iPhone and Google's Android and other smartphones' games which are largely time-killers.

Dille declined to comment whether, Sony sees Android as a competitor or potential partner. But, a spokeswoman present during the CNN interview with Dille stated later, "We have relationships with Google."

The PSP can already do more than just gamin, it has application to watch movies, and applications like Skype and limited browsing, but it is limited and dependent on Wi-Fi access. And it's not a phone, so these statements are a kind of support words for the PlayStation Phone rumors.

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