Peter Dille, senior vice president of marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America, has responded to rumours of a so-called PlayStation phone – following a reveal of pictures on Engadget this week.
Despite some confusion over a SCEE spokesperson apparently claiming the pictures were fake – followed by Sony subsequently backtracking to issuing the usual "don't comment on rumour" line – Engadget is sticking to its guns.
The gadget site is claiming that the PlayStation phone is codenamed "Zeus" and will run Google's Android OS.
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SCEA marketing chief Dille told CNN that the PSP as its stands cannot allow PSN to be an 'always-on' network, as it is Wi-Fi only.
"I don't think we fully realise that vision with a Wi-Fi device," he said. "If it's not connected [to a cell network] then it does sort of limit people."
Additionally, a Sony spokeswoman confirmed: "We have relationships with Google."
Dille went on to dismiss iPhone games as "time-killers", which PSP gamers weren't that interested in.
Stay tuned for responses from UK developers and analysts on the PlayStation phone rumours shortly.