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PlayStation phone seen in video using Android 2.3

updated 10:55 am EST, Wed December 1, 2010

PlayStation phone to be called Sony Ericsson Z1?

Sony's upcoming PlayStation phone has been spotted in a video (below) with additional details. Greek site TechBlog confirmed both that the handset is codenamed Zeus and that its production name will reportedly be the Sony Ericsson Z1. The device in the video is said to have Android 2.3 onboard, suggesting it had moved to later testing.

The phone has a four-inch touchscreen with multi-touch support, and a Qualcomm demo reportedly showed good response. The device will also sport an eight-megapixel camera with an LED flash. Sony is said to be working on a section of Android Market for the device. The source also says users can not only pick from live wallpapers present in Android 2.2 but change colors that can be set to rotate on a regular basis.

According to an earlier report that showed a leaked photo of the handset, the device will have foldout PSP Go-style PlayStation controls and this latest report confirms that, along with the existence of a middle touchpad in substitute of analog sticks.

The Z1 is expected to get a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM and 1GB of ROM. The phone isn't expected to reach the market until sometime in 2011 and may show in February.

by MacNN Staff



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