Sony To Launch "PSP Go-Like Smartphone" With Google Android 3.0

Sony is working hard at making a Gingerbread (Android 3.0) powerd Gaming Smartphone that carries Sony's Playstation branding. According to sources "the phone is already in the late stages of planning, and is being made to be a cross between the Samsung Captiva and the PSP Go. It has a landscape slider with game controls […]

Sony is working hard at making a Gingerbread (Android 3.0) powerd Gaming Smartphone that carries Sony's Playstation branding. According to sources "the phone is already in the late stages of planning, and is being made to be a cross between the Samsung Captiva and the PSP Go. It has a landscape slider with game controls in place of standard QWERTY keyboard. With a standard gaming D-Pad, and instead of the joystick it utilizes a "long touch pad" for analog controls, along side the standard PSP buttons," Engadget reports.

The phone likely to sport a large 3.7 to 4.1" screen with WVGA or better screen resolution. It may offer a 5 megapixel camera – not finalized yet. It'll likely have a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU on board, and is described as being mostly black with silver highlights. The gaming section of the phone will be white/silver in color, and is apparently carrying both the Xperia and Playstation branding.