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New Sony gaming smartphone & iPad rival tipped by WSJ

New Sony gaming smartphone & iPad rival tipped by WSJ

Sony haven't exactly been on a roll lately, but that could all be about to change.  According to the WSJ, Sony are planning a new smartphone capable of playing downloaded PlayStation games together with a hybrid netbook/ereader/PSP to take on Apple's iPad.  Both devices will apparently work with a new online media platform that the company are tipped to launch in the US later in March 2010.

Sony PSP mini games fast-track approvals strips out networking, multiplayer

Sony PSP mini games fast-track approvals strips out networking, multiplayer

Sony's PSP "minis" download games for the upcoming PSP Go are already prompting confusion, not least because of the company's own guidelines for developers hoping to fast-track their submissions.  Sony has revealed its policies for PlayStation Network approval, including details on the "accelerated approvals process"; unfortunately, for titles to qualify for that process they must be single-player, have no network or downloadable content, and no peripheral support.

PSPgo a no go for Dutch retailer

PSPgo a no go for Dutch retailer

The first time I heard about the PSP Go, I wondered if most of us were ready for a dedicated game system that lacks a physical software format. Sure, that is basically what the iPhone and iPod touch are, but I don't really think of those devices and the PSP Go as being in the same category.

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