Sony have been granted a patent for a portable, handheld device that uses a haptic feedback system. However, unlike the traditional so-called haptics available on a number of cellphones, which basically vibrate the handset whenever you press its touchscreen, the Sony system uses an array of individually controlled "tactile pixels" that physically press through the display. The company has described multiple potential applications, including game console, media player, cellphone and internet navigator.
The idea of Sony producing a PSP cellphone is one of those perennial rumors that the company hardly even bothers commenting on now. However Marketing Week are doing their very best to refuel the speculation, quoting "industry sources" and analysts who suggest the relationship between Sony and Ericsson has become "frosty".
Google is a tool that frankly, if all electronics died, I would wander around aimlessly muttering incoherently about the days of Google. I had no idea how bad I was until I decided to spend a weekend without electronics and practically started twitching when I had no way to prove I was right about some random debate. Luckily PSP fans will no longer be without their Google, as long as they have their trusty PSP.