Sony makes so many different products that it’s hard to remember that your gaming console of choice, TV, phone and camera could be made by the same people. Sony has already integrated their Walkman and Cyber-shot lines with mobile phones, so it’s not too far-fetched to think that they might one day make a Playstation phone, right?
According to Peter Ahnegard, the gaming guru from Sony Ericsson they’re definitely considering the possibility of maybe making something that integrates the Playstation name into a cell phone. During an interview with Pocket Gamer he was asked when they would get around to launching one. His response: “Up until today we haven’t felt we could launch a PlayStation phone because it wouldn’t be recognised as a true continuation of that brand of products. It’s obviously something that we’re looking at but right now I can’t really comment. Before Christmas, certainly… but exactly which Christmas I can’t confirm!”
Sounds to me like they’re working on something that they can’t talk about just yet. I’m not sure that I’m really for this grand idea. Sony’s handheld gaming unit the PSP hasn’t exactly wowed the public, and the Nokia N-Gage which was supposed to be the ultimate gaming phone has flopped more than a fish out of water. I’m wondering what Sony has up their sleeve that will make this product successful.
More PlayStation Phone Hints, Nudges, Winks [via kotaku]