In a Pocket Gamer interview with Sony Ericsson's gaming guru Peter Ahnegard at the Leipzig Games Convention, hints were dropped regarding the possibility of a PlayStation-branded mobile phone. Despite the mobile company not having specifically targeted a gaming brand as of yet, the power of the latest phones are "capable of providing gaming experiences on a level similar to PSP, certainly somewhere between PS1 and PS2," said Ahnegard.
One potential challenge that Sony Ericsson is facing is the ergonomics of melding together phone and game. Ahnegard noted that today's slim phone simply can't deliver the gaming comfort of a console, in terms of controls as well as performance. As well, a PlayStation phone was an unlikely possibility up until now because the technology wasn't there for such a device to "be recognized as a true continuation of that brand of products. It's obviously something that we're looking at but right now I can't really comment. Before Christmas, certainly... but exactly which Christmas I can't confirm!"
News source: DailyTech