We’ve been hearing rumors of a PlayStation phone for a very long time, and now the rumor has surfaced again, but with an interesting twist. Apparently Sony Ericsson is busy working on an Android phone that will have a strong focus on gaming. If the rumor is accurate, the device will be something like a cross between the Samsung Galaxy S and the PSPgo, which means it’ll be a landscape slider device with gaming controls instead of the standard QWERTY keypad. The D-pad will still be included, but the analog joystick will be replaced by what is described as a “long touch pad”. The display of the device is touted to be fairly large, possibly between 3.7 and 4.1 inches with a WVGA (or higher) resolution. Other possible features include a 5-megapixel camera and 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It’s currently labeled as an Xperia device, but might eventually sport Sony’s PlayStation branding too. Aside from the hardware, the device will apparently be running Android 3.0 Gingerbread and will be able to access a new area in the Android Market specifically for games. There still isn’t any official announcement on this device just yet, but word is that it could be introduced as early as October, as the device is already in the late stages of planning.
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