Multiple sources have confirmed that the PlayStation Phone release is imminent, though they failed to agree on an exact release date or time frame. The so-called “Playstation Phone” will be shown at next month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, alongside a new portable game player, the report says.
The gaming device is expected to launch on January 27 – just prior to the annual mobile conference – while the smartphone is expected sometime in February.
Sony has been teasing the phone news for weeks now. Kaz Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, hinted at the device earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Shows (CES 2011), saying:
Strategy encompasses driving the development of a variety of new strategic products and services including tablets currently in development as well as smartphones, all the while of course integrating the knowhow and the assets that we’ve accumulated from our PlaySation business.
Engadget released a new video of the phone a few weeks ago, showing the phone off: