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A NeoGAF Forum scanned this concept design of a PlayStation smartphone.
A NeoGAF Forum scanned this concept design of a PlayStation smartphone.

Sony to make PlayStation smartphone?

While Sony struggles with sales of its PlayStation Portable, it has decided to get into the smartphone foray.  Sony has been at the forefront of interactive electronic technology for the last 15 years, starting with the release of the first Playstation.  In a market long dominated by BlackBerries, iPhones, and Androids, Sony could pose a legitimate threat.

A new Sony smartphone could have the ability to play games from Sony’s home and portable consoles by downloading them directly onto the device from Sony’s network.  This could give Sony an advantage over the rest of the smartphone market with younger first time smartphone buyers. With a library of literally thousands of games that could potentially make their way onto the device in an instantaneous fashion, the content hurdle is already addressed from day one.

It will be interesting to see what Sony does in the smartphone segment.  They certainly have the technology to make a phone that could outclass other devices on the market without breaking much of a sweat.  Add to that the potential for gaming on it, which is becoming more and more important to many young users, and you have a formula for greatness.



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  1. I doubt it will pose a threat to the psp because it will lack the graphics and fluidness of the PSP. Its a hybrid meaning it won’t able to excel to the fullest in atleast one category which is games.

  2. i agree with Lexi. it will simultaneously pose a threat to Apple and Sony themselves by making the PSP obsolete, kind how Apple did with the iPhone and iTouch. the only reason that worked is because, well lets face it, most mac buyers just want the props.

  3. I personally am intrigued, but I am not sure how it could really have wide spread adoption.

  4. This will probably pose a threat to the iPhone, however, in turn it’ll make the PSP obsolete as well. I personally don’t think they’ve done enough with the PSP to do this. It seems like it would be pointless.

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