The long-rumoured fusion of gamepad and Android phone has emerged into the modern world. Can it live up to all the hype?
Sony Ericsson's forthcoming new gaming mobile, the Xperia Play "is cooler than iPhone" and "probably not as expensive" according to Sony Ericsson exec.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play price and UK release date have been unveiled on Play.com, ending speculation on pricing of the PlayStation phone.
Sony announced the successor to the PSP, codenamed the NGP (Next Generation Portable), at a conference in Tokyo today and also revealed that the PlatStation brand is going cross platform.
The time of the PlayStation Phone must surely be nigh, given this latest round of leaks which show off hardware and software that look pretty polished.
While there is still no official word from Sony on plans for the launch of the so-called 'PlayStation Phone' it is looking increasingly likely that the gaming phone will arrive next spring.
AnalysisSenior figures from the games industry have suggested that the time is ripe for the arrival of a PSP Phone, with many suggesting that both games makers and consumers will benefit from the new platform.
Following leaked images of a prototype 'PlayStation Phone' earlier last month, the CEO of Sony Ericsson mobile phones has alluded to the development of the gaming phone, claiming that there is "no smoke without fire."