The PlayStation Phone has been quite a hot topic ever since it leaked a few days ago, and now it’s about to get even hotter. More images and details of the PlayStation Phone have leaked out and, as you can see, we’re now getting a closer look at what makes the device tick.
Codenamed “Zeus,” the phone is packing an 8GB microSD Card slotted while the internal storage is reporting to only have 512MB. Originally it was rumored that there would be at least 1GB of internal storage for the Android Playstation phone. For what this phone is suppose to be used for, 512MB of internal storage is not a whole lot so hopefully we will see a lot more space when it goes public for sale.
When some gadget enthusiasts questioned whether or not the device was real, Engadget staked its reputation on the news and followed up with a claim that multiple, reliable sources very close to the project were behind the leak. Furthermore, Sony was asked about the leak in an earnings call and while its executives didn’t confirm it, they assured listeners that something similar was inevitable, and that prototypes exist. As we reported before, the device has a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a touch pad, and a 5-megapixel camera. Those specs should be more than enough to play classic PlayStation games and new games alike.
Whenever the PlayStation Phone finally launches, I’ll be interested to see how gamers end up responding to it. Will they flock to it so that they no longer have to carry both a phone and a dedicated gaming device, or will they prefer to keep the two experiences separate because of battery life concerns, software selection, or some other reason? I’ve got a feeling that this special Sony Marketplace is going to be a big part of the device that could potentially make or break the phone’s success.
If there is enough quality games available, the PlayStation Phone has a solid hit at becoming a hit. After all, I’m sure just about everyone would love to consolidate the number of products they carry with them on a daily basis. The hardware looks like it’s coming together; we’ll just have to wait and see what kind of developer support the PlayStation Phone gets before we can begin to predict its future.