Juliano Brustolin from Brazil created an interesting concept gaming phone called Xperia PS Vita. As the name says, the device combines the features of a modern Xperia Phone with the ones of the PS Vita console. The result is a handset that resembles the Xperia Play, but offers a bit more.
First of all, the design of this PSP Phone is very similar to the one of the Xperia Play, although the interface is all PS Vita. We also get 3 Android buttons on the facade of the device and a touchpad at the back, the one from the Vita. In the sliding gaming area there are two analog sticks, action buttons, D pad, Select, Start and a PS button. For some reason, the model’s design reminds me of the Xperia Neo and the shoulder buttons are very discretely integrated, I’ll give you that.
Xperia PS Vita also has a front camera and if I were to come up with specs, I’d say that a quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU is more than enough, as well as 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a 3000 mAh battery. This would be a killer device and with the PlayStation legacy behind it, it would even burry the PS Vita. So, do you fancy an Xperia Play 2 like this?
Even if the PSP Phone finally came true through the Xperia Play, people still want back the original gaming phone the N-Gage from Nokia. We saw an N-Gage 2 concept here and now the same designer, Davia Quijada (Amaqui) is back with a pretty similar unit, but one based on Android 4.0 and offering Nintendo games.
This Android 4.0 smarpthone seems very thin and has a sliding part with gaming controls. The screen is slightly tilted and it’s wide enough for a great gaming experience. At the back we have a 3D camera and the layout of the gaming keys and everything seems borrowed heavily from the Nintendo DS. One thing’s for sure: this thing looks better than the Xperia Play and if it has better specs, it’s a goldmine. Sadly, Nintendo will never agree to lend a hand to Google to developer such a phone.
However, recent rumors have mentioned that the Nintendo Wii U may end up being an Android tablet, so maybe there’s room for cooperation after all. Anyway, I’d like to know how many of you would prefer a next gen N-Gage over a new PSP Phone/Xperia Play 2?
We’ve shown you a ton of PSP Phone concepts, actually our first post on this site was about such a device and now finally there’s a real handset to look at. Uncovered by Engadget, this PlayStation Phone prototype is actually nifty looking and pretty much everything we predicted it would be: a hybrid between the XPERIA X10 and the PSP Go!.
Apparently, it’ll run Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) and feature a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU, 512MB RAM, 1GB ROM, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth, WiFi and a display with a diagonal that fits in the 3.7 – 4.1 inch range. Notice that between the directional pad and the action buttons there’s a multitouch touchpad, with yet unknown use.
Also, the L and R shoulder buttons are there, on the side of the handset. No release date was mentioned yet, but early 2011 is a safe bet. Once again, these are the very first REAL shots of the PSP Phone… Are you charmed or disappointed?
As we’re getting closer to what may be the launch of the very first PSP Phone, there’s another nifty concept of the device to glance at. Pictured below, the PSP Phone design made by iSuriv is based on the Sony Mylo 2 combined with a PSP and an XPERIA handset.
The supposed specs of the device include a 5 inch Super AMOLED screen, a Cortex A9 CPU, WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, plus 4G and an accelerometer. iSuriv also wants an accelerometer on the console phone, a proximity sensor, a light sensor and gyroscope. The internal memory will be 8/16GB, accompanied by a microSD slot, while the camera at the back will be an 8MP unit with LED flash and capable of 720p video recording.
A front 3MP unit will also be included, as for the input, it will be handled by a virtual QWERTY keyboard, accompanied by gaming controls when using the gaming feature. Combine this with what we already know about the supposed Sony Ericsson PSP Phone and you’ve got yourself a pretty promising console and handset.
Well “video” is a strong word for a single pic with a song in the background, but we’ll give this design credit for its looks, not the presentation method. Created by Casper-Zeta, the following PSP Phone concept combines the looks of XPERIA X10 with the form factor of PSP Go.
The result is a gaming smartphone with sliding controls, a directional pad, a large touchscren (4 inch maybe?), Google Chrome support, Android on board (2.2/3.0) and all the goodies usually associated with XPERIA devices. Shoulder buttons are also included, as you can see. What do you think? Have PSP Phone designs changed much over the past year?
It’s been a year or so since the PSP Phone rumors were extinct, but now they’re back in full force, courtesy of an Engadget piece published recently. Apparently, the famous blog has a trusted source saying that SE will be making an Android 3.0 gaming phone. What you see below is the Engadget mockup of the device.
The smartphone is supposed to be incredible: its design will be a hybrid between Samsung Captivate and PSP Go, it’ll use the landscape slider form factor and include gaming controls instead of a QWERTY keyboard. The display will be somewhere between 3.7 and 4.1 inches in diagonal and the handset will even sport a-la-PSP shoulder buttons.
A 5 megapixel camera, Snapdragon CPU and D-pad will tag along, as well as the XPERIA branding. Gingerbread/Android 3.0 will be customized with a special skin and there will also be a new gaming platform and ecosystem created by Sony Ericsson for this nifty device. 3D gaming, God of War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare… you’ll have all of that on the “PSP Phone”.
It’s been a while since we saw the last Playstation Phone, but here’s another design, created by Frank Tobias, also known as Remort1, on the Esato board. The back side of the PSP Phone reminds us of the Playstation3 console, while the front side is very basic, with a full touchscreen and Home button.
We have to mention that you can find more of Frank Tobias’ works on this site, if you’re curious. In the meantime, we wonder how Windows Phone 7 would look on this sleek Playstation Phone, although the Xbox support in the OS kinda cancels out the whole thing.
It’s probably been a year or so since we’ve last heard about a PSP Phone or a concept in these parts, but thanks to Esato board member juris15, the idea gets resurrected. After showing us his cool SE Aino II design, he rebrands it as Aino pro and also creates a Sony Ericsson Aino Playstation concept, shown below (click to enlarge).
The Aino Pro (U10) comes with a full touchscreen display, 720P HD recording, a 3.5mm audio jack, a microUSB connectors and 2 stereo speakers with 3D effect. The Aino Playstation Phone also uses a slide-out section, complete with gaming controls (D-pad, action keys and 2 analog sticks), plus full PSP/PS3 remote play.
Designers must have been so disappointed with Sony’s PSP Go!, that they decided not to create any more PSP Phone or PSP 2 concepts… Esato board user pavlov’s dog breaks the ice and shows us a very neat concept, a PSP Phone, judging by the presence of the Sony Ericsson branding.
Without the side controls (d pad, analog and action buttons) this concept looks just like the PSP Go!, but the additions are welcome, specially if we consider the mess Sony made with their new console. Am I the only one who doesn’t like the PSP Go!?
Esato board user Sealover94 designed a great PSP Phone concept, a sliding device with unknown features and its maker claims that any input is welcome, so you can suggest new features and design traits, if you want. I spot an 8 megapixel camera at the back, also a front videocall camera and I’m betting that the action buttons are hidden beneath the screen.
One might even suppose that this PSP Phone incorporates a sliding QWERTY keypad, maybe even analog sticks (unlikely) and a touchscreen. Tons of memory on board, of course, Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G hopefully and whatnot… What would like to see on this PSP Phone, spec-wise?