The PlayStation phone has been leaked for a while now, Engadget having dished up some juicy pictures, but Sony Ericsson have, as one might expect, been keeping rather quiet about the leaked handset. So far they haven’t confirmed that it exists, then again they haven’t denied it either.
Sony Ericsson CEO, and general tech tease, Bert Nordberg has been dropping some hints though. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal he made the following comment:
There’s a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere
Now before we get too excited it is perfectly possible that Mr Nordberg was referencing Anzu or some other handset, but later comments in the same interview only added more fuel to the fire. Responding to a question about why there has been no PlayStation before, Mr Nordberg replied:
I haven’t dug into that history, but the future might be brighter
That certainly seems to suggest a PlayStation is on the cards. He then went on to say that "Sony is of course a very strong brand, and why shouldn’t we use that?". Aagin further reinforcing the idea that such a device is very real and very imminent. How imminent? Well Mr Nordberg is saying that there will be a new device announced at the MWC next February, whether it will be a PlayStation phone is another matter …