Sony Ericsson’s CEO, Bert Nordberg, has hinted that it is indeed working with Sony Corp to deliver a Playstation/PSP Phone. “There’s a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere,” Mr. Nordberg said during an interview. “Sony has an extremely strong offering in the gaming market, and that’s very interesting.”
He then went on to say, “Sony is of course a very strong brand, and why shouldn’t we use that?” Mr. Nordberg asked. “Gaming, including content, is a very interesting proposition.”
The WSJ is reporting that the handset will carry the Xperia brand and will run Android as per the previous rumours we’ve heard. When asked why SE hasn’t yet leveraged Sony’s gaming resources, Mr. Nordberg said: “I haven’t dug into that history, but the future might be brighter.”
Interestingly, he said that the company plans to make lots of “noise” with a new product at the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona in February. He also reaffirmed his commitment to the Android platform, saying that he expects it to remain the dominant platform in Sony Ericsson’s line-up for at least the next two years.