Sorry, yes I'm 26 and shouldn't be laughing at this but.....teehee...cum-phone
A Sony executive has hinted that its PlayStation division and Sony Ericsson divisions may work together in the future, paving the way for the development of a PSP-cum-phone. Sony PSP handheld gaming... er... telephone The shape of things to come? Sony Computer Entertainment’s co-COO, Jim Ryan, speaking to India's Economic …
I'd be happy if they just stuck all the required GSM kit into a standard PSP.
That way I could get it "free" with my next contract, far better than me never buying one...
...of course, they'd also have to cram in a 7mp camera with optical zoom, a nice touch screen, a good 10gb flash drive, etc... will be a bargain no doubt.
(one question though, is "applying the PlayStation brand to a series of mobile phones", a good thing, given the current feeling of the PS3?)
PSP is reasonably clear. PlayStation Portable
Phone - short for telephone. Something noisy you stick in your ear.
Cum - a limited (and quite alarming) excursion into Google suggests that this is a term much used by the porn industry.
Is it made from it?
Do you use it to?
At least we may not have to search too hard for the Paris Hilton angle :-)
I'll get me (long brown, slightly grubby) coat, then.
... suggests a jumbo-size LCD screen on a phone, and that´s great battery life expectancy. That thing barely fits the guy's hands. I would like to see any 100-pound kid using that, he would need conterweights, or lean right (in the case) in search of a new gravity center.
I bet he can´t find a pocket that large either.
At least there will be plenty of room for a touch-keyboard (a standard 101-keys full fledged keyboard, that is).
"Is that a psp-cum-phone in your pants (sic) or are you just happy to see me?"
At least the cops will easily get any schmuck fined in an attempt to use that thing while driving, since the brightly lit screen will be visible from miles away, warning other drivers about the immediate hazard. The cons surpasses the pros, or everybody would be putting GSM chips in their 17-inch laptops and using them as mobile phones. While driving.
Lets see - it's far too expensive, doesn't have any particularly decent launch titles, and because Sony were a complete bunch of 'tards who jumped on the Wii inspired six-axis plan B - leaving the PS3 without vibration, even though the company they, Microsoft, and presumably others, nicked the idea of, can offer the 2 in 1 package - senors + vibration....
Oh, and the fact that they keep on changing it's spec - kinda indicates that they're not even happy with it.
I'll get one in 2 or 3 years - when the games can actually use the cell chip properly, and it costs less than a car. Oh, and hopefully, it will have vibration...!!
(yes, I badgered on about lack of vibe a lot - sorry, but IMO it's a step back to the playstation 1 FFS!)
Done correctly, it wouldn't be such a crazy idea.
Think of Playstation or PSP as a brand rather than a device and you're half way there.
Sony Ericsson have some clearly defined and succesful product lines with the Cybershot mobiles and Walkman mobiles.
It's not beyond the bounds of possibility that they could extend this to PlayStation mobiles. Maybe even Vaio mobiles could be a go-er.
Perhaps Bravia phones would be silly though, eh? And the moment for Betamax or Trinitron mobiles has surely passed.
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