Pocket Gamer does a good job of picking apart the persistent rumor that Ericsson might be working on a Playstation Portable branded phone.
First they run down the rumor which seems to stem from an Ericsson exec saying they were working on something on the gaming front and a Spanish blog reporting that Ericsson plans to start using the PSP and PS3s Xross Media Bar.
When I spoke with the SCEA folks last week about the Playstation Portable I actually asked about the possibilities of a phone. The response: A no comment. But John Koller, senior marketing manager for the PSP. told me that they are always evaluating new technology and listening to what their consumers want. So kind of a mixed message there.
Instead of trying to come to a definitive answer, Pocket Gamer moves straight into a wishlist. If the PSPhone comes they want it to be a slider, include landscape gaming, shoulder buttons, 3D graphics and the ability to link with the PSP and PS3. Finally, they want the phone to have a built in camera.
I don't know. I'm sorta over all of these super multifunctional devices. They never seem to do anyone thing really well. Just look at the N-Gage, heck the Treo is often a pain in my ass