PSP Phone: gaming meets mobile

Phones and video games. Who would have ever thought that the two would merge? Well they have and the product is something to admire.

The PSP Phone or the Xperia Play as it is known is an Android- powered, games centric phone that sports a slide- out gamepad and includes real buttons. This spectacular device has a 4 inch, multi touch screen that runs at a resolution of 480 x 854. The touch screen is powered by a 1Ghz Scorpion ARMv7 and comes with an Adreno 205 mobile GPU. Gamers are given a whopping five and a half hours of game time before the battery needs charging.

When the phone is released (set to launch in America in a couple weeks, no word on South African release date or price) there will be over 50 games available for download. The phone will however come pre- loaded with a selection of games.

  • Asphalt Adrenaline 6
  • Bruce Lee
  • Star Battalion
  • The Sims 3
  • Tetris

The PSP Phone contains an 8Gb microSD card that provides support for up to 32Gb. This all runs on Anroid 2.3 (Gingerbread.)

  • Phone memory: 400MB
  • Weight: 175 grams
  • Size 119 x 62 x 16mm

Although this device is designed to be a portable PSP, its capability as a phone is impeccable. The 5.1 megapixel camera and stereo speakers are great additions but it’s the long battery life that is the most impressive.

  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 8 hrs 25 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 425 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 6 hrs 25 min
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 413 hrs
  • Talk time CDMA2000®: Up to 7 hrs 40 min
  • Standby time CDMA2000®: Up to 405 hrs
  • Game play time: Up to 5 hrs 35 min
  • MP3 playback: Up to 30 hrs 35 min

The PSP Phone is certainly something that grabs attention. For the keen gamer looking for an Anroid phone, it will probably take up hours of spare time. With a portable PSP in hand, gamers will be truly impressed with the PSP phone.

Ceri is the Sales and Marketing Director at Talooma. Over about 15 years, Ceri has developed his passion for meeting people and selling, during which time he has mastered the art of networking and consulting. Ceri has enjoyed watching the Internet industry grow over the past 10 years in South Africa and has been very fortunate to have been a part of it.
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