The rumours surrounding a Playstation/PSP Android phone from Sony Ericsson continue. This time we are hearing that the handset may get an announcement on 9th December after Sony Ericsson France sent some invites with some revealing hints. This included a phone icon next to images of the Playstation controller icons (the square, the circle, the triangle and the cross). The text of the invite also promises the most exciting presentation from the company in the last 10 years.
Who knows whether the invite is legit or not. I‘m also a bit sceptical as to why we have not heard of such invites being sent to journalists in other regions around the globe. Surely if the announcement is that exciting this would be of global interest. Anyway, regardless of the legitimacy of the invite, it does seem that SE is planning to launch such a device at some point given the weight of evidence.
In related news, MobileCrunch has received a few more juicy details on the handset where a tipster said it will use a “mind-blowing” display, similar to the iPhone 4’s retina display. Sony Ericsson is considering leveraging the Bravia name, given the quality of the display (potentially something SE also plans to do with ANZU).
The tipster says the phone will probably launch in February 2011 around MWC and that the price point will be around $500 with 5 free games. Game prices will be in the sub-$10 range rather than the traditional pricing seen with PSP games. He also says that Google is working closely with SE to bring a closed section of the Android Market to be used exclusively for this new device.