近几年来，索尼频繁将自家品牌引入到索尼爱立信手机中，比如Walkman、CyberShot。加入这些时尚元素的索尼爱立信手机也获得了热烈反响。去年有消息称索尼正在考虑将旗下PlayStation品牌引入手机中，但一直都未实现，如今随着Android 3.0的到来，索尼似乎又蠢蠢欲动，妄图凭借Android 3.0的超强影响力和高性能特性一举推出“PS手机”。
国外网站Engadget最近爆料称索尼（不是索尼爱立信）将推出一款基于PlayStation品牌的Android 3.0智能机，与其说是智能机不如说是游戏机，它的设计和Samsung Captiva或PSP Go类似，一款支持游戏操控的滑盖让它当之无愧地利用PlayStation品牌，这款手机据猜测将采用3.7-4.1英寸的WVGA屏幕，500万像素摄像头，1GHz Snapdragon CPU，支持PSX和PSP游戏，并支持3D游戏特性，当然关掉游戏后它又是一台Android手机。
大家一定都非常关心，PlayStation手机的硬件配置会怎么样，我们了解到，这款机器的配置介乎于三星 Captivate与PSP Go之间。原来放置侧滑QWERTY 键盘的地方现在变成了PSP游戏控制器，方向键等各种 PSP 常用的功能键在这里一应俱全。很多游戏玩家都喜欢看大屏幕，当然索尼在这个方面绝对不会让玩家伤心，这款机器为大家带来的是3.7-4.1 英寸，优于WVGA级的触摸式显示屏，以满足各种游戏显示性能的需要。一颗 1GHz 的 SnapDragon 处理器充分保证游戏性能的良好发挥。500万像素的照相机是不是会最终配置在这款机器上，我们目前尚不能确定，但是我想对于各位钟情这款游戏型机器的朋友来说，这个并不是那么重要了。整体机身呈黑色，四周配以银色边框搭配，显得大气而不失时尚。
软件方面，这款机器将采用Android 3.0系统，界面会是大家非常熟悉的手机界面。我们的好朋友Android Market中也会加入特别的游戏部分，估计这将只会针对类似特定机型开放，其他类型的Android手机只能是望眼欲穿了。其他关于音频方面，虽然我们目前无法知晓详细信息，但是相信索尼不会让大家失望。
游戏性能方面将游离于PSX与PSP之间，也就是说你将可以在这款Android 平台的机器上享受一些3D游戏了。诸如God of War、Modern Warfare,、Little Big Plant等游戏将会在这里与大家见面。
There’s no question that gaming on the Android platform has heretofore been relatively underwhelming, but that looks like it’s all about to change. It seems that Sony Ericsson — a company that has yet to even introduce an Android 2.0 device — is at work on a project to redefine gaming on Google’s mobile platform. We now know (via a trusted source) that the company is actively and heavily developing a brand new gaming platform, ecosystem, and device (possibly alongside Google) which are already in the late stages of planning. And we’ve got the goods on it.
Here’s what we can tell you about the hardware: if you’re a gaming fan, this is exactly the kind of phone you’ve been waiting for. The device is described as cross between the Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go — in other words, it’s a landscape slider with game controls in place of the typical QWERTY keyboard. The D-pad is here, but instead of the small joystick, the device will have what was described as a “long touch pad” for analog controls, along with standard PSP buttons and shoulder buttons. The phone has a large display, described as being between 3.7 and 4.1 inches with WVGA or better resolution, a 5 megapixel camera that we’re told might not be final, and it’ll likely have a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU on board. The phone is mostly black with some silver highlights, and the gamepad area is white / silver in color. Apparently it’s currently branded as a Xperia device, but it looks like it will carry PlayStation branding as well. Those who’ve seen the phone say it looks “pretty damn sexy.” The mockup above probably doesn’t do the actual hardware justice, but it should give you an idea of what you’ll be dealing with.
On the software side, it looks like the device will be running Gingerbread (Android 3.0) with a phone-specific skin, and there will be a new area of the Android Market specifically for the games.
That content will be initially accessible only by the halo device, but from the sounds of things, these titles might be made available to other Android phones if their specs and button layouts meet requirements. Games will be graphically in the range of PSX or PSP games, meaning true 3D gaming is headed to Android. Titles currently being shown off seem to be focused around some older PSX as well as new PSP offerings, with God of War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and LittleBigPlanet possibly on tap, and future plans for titles which incorporate augmented reality features.
In terms of release, it’s possible that the phone and ecosystem could be introduced as early as October of this year, but we have yet to confirm.
Right now we’re working on getting even more detail about the phone and partnership, but we can tell you now that this is not a random rumor — we have reason to believe that what we’ve heard and seen is real and coming to market. It makes perfect sense in a way — Google gets a much-needed push into the gaming and entertainment space for Android, while Sony (via its partnership with Ericsson) finally delivers the PlayStation phone users have been wanting. We see it as a major win for both companies and the consumer… and we always need another distraction. Stay tuned to this space for updates as we get them, and in the meantime, start socking away the pennies.(source:engadget/tgbus/gizmodo)