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Is this the PlayStation Phone?

Is this the PlayStation Phone?

It seems that rumours of the PlayStation phone won’t let up anytime soon, as a series of snaps showing off what appears to be the fabled gaming smartie hybrid have been leaked online.

Tech mob Engadget, which kick started rumours of a PlayStation branded handset running Android 3.0, AKA Gingerbread, has added more fuel to the rumour mill fire with shots of a phone that could very well be result of a drunken one-night stand between a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and a PSPgo.

The images show off the horizontal sliding kit, featuring a near identical layout of the PSPgo, with a physical D-Pad and face buttons. Shoulder buttons also seem to be present.

However, much to our dismay, there is no sign of an analogue stick, which seems to have been replaced with a touch-sensitive alternative. There is also no PlayStation branding, which could be due to the phone being a prototype. Or a fake. Yes, that did cross our minds.

Engadget is adamant, though, that this is the real deal, and listed a number of features the handset will be packing when it reaches consumers’ hands, including a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM and a screen in the range of 3.7 to 4.1 inches.

It will also ship with a custom Sony Marketplace, which we assume will be a PlayStation Store app to download games to the device. Although there is no mention of internal storage, a microSD slot is said to be onboard.

Our first impression of the device is that it looks far from being a finished product. It doesn’t look particularly striking at its current state but that’s nothing a coat of make-up couldn’t solve.

We will let you know as soon as we have more details.

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