Rumours have surfaced about a PlayStation phone powered by Android

Sony Ericsson could be bringing out a PlayStation and Xperia branded phone powered by Android 3.0, if the rumours are correct.

Sony Ericsson is working on a hybrid mobile phone and gaming device that is a cross between the Samsung Captivate and PSP Go. It is believed to include a landscape slider complete with PSP-like controls, a touchpad in place of the joystick, a 3.7”-4.1” screen, a 5 megapixel camera and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

March was the first time we heard such rumours about a gaming phone which was supposed to have resulted from the collaboration of Sony’s PlayStation brand and it’s Sony Ericsson phone division. However, we haven’t heard that it would run on Google’s Android OS before.

Engadget’s sources say that the device will run the 3.0 operating system, codename Gingerbread. It will run standard Android apps and will also include a marketplace just for Android-based games, especially ones that use the phone’s PSP-like controls.

Look out for this device to be announced later on this year.

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