HTC will unzip a suite of new Sony PlayStation-certified Android phones, as it bids to restore its one-time status as the go-to brand for Google’s platform.
The phone-maker will reportedly officially confirm it is getting on board with the games download service later this month – presumably at the Mobile World Congress (MWC).
In so doing, it will become the first Android phone-manufacturer other than Sony to bring a PlayStation certifed phone to market.
The addition of a library of games from the PlayStation’s past to HTC phones (think: Crash Bandicoot, Medievel, etc), comes after HTC recently augmented the appeal of its highest end kits with improved audio technology courtesy of Beats by Dre.
Prior to the rise of Samsung and the vast sales of the Galaxy range, HTC led the field among Android manufacturers, before starting a pronounced decline midway through 2010.
The company’s MWC line-up is expected to include a host of other new phones, among them the HTC Miracle and a quad-core processor-touting handset, possibly dubbed the Edge.