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PlayStation Phone and PSP2: A Few Hints from Sony

For those of you interested in picking up the upcoming PlayStation Phone and/or PlayStation Portable 2 device, we have some comments for you to read now, from Sony’s own Kaz Hirai.

As reported from Joystiq, the PlayStation boss has dropped a few hints about both devices, while at the same time, being very careful not to reveal any official information about both.

When discussing the rumored PlayStation Phone with the New York Times, here is what he had to say:

”We don’t want gamers to be asking, what’s the difference between that and a PSP … We have to come up with a message that users will understand.”

The very fact that Hirai is calling the PlayStation Phone ‘that’ obviously means that this thing is a reality, and it’s also a hidden message that Sony Ericsson’s device, rumored to be called Xperia ‘Play’ will be completely different to the touch-pad equipped Sony PSP2.

Speaking of touch-pad, Hirai also had a few words to say on the secret PSP2 project, almost giving us an official confirmation that the device will definitely support a touch-pad on the back – confirming months of previous speculation on the control scheme.

“There are [games] where you can play perfectly well with a touch panel. But you can definitely play immersive games better with physical buttons and pads. I think there could be games where you’re able to use both in combination.”

To draw a line under both products, its there to see that they are definitely on the way next year. Which one are you going to buy? One or the other, or even both?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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