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PlayStation Phone exposed: Specs, videos

Sony device in public hands

The PlayStation Phone has been pretty much blown apart, as a number of hands-on videos show the device's gaming capabilities and compare it to a competing Android phone.

It's hard to believe that Sony still hasn't confirmed the PlayStation Phone (or Xperia if you want), after what seems like months of leaks.

The first video here shows the device moving from phone mode to what we'll call PSP mode using the PlayStation Pocket application.

Although the next video might look like it's showing some duff d-pad controls, that's actually a mobile game being played, so it appears the two are kept separate and the PSP control system won't be compatible with app games (in this case at least).

Finally we've got a side-by-side comparison of the PlayStation Phone's loading times with an Android phone so that you can see how quick (or slow) the device is:

Specs have also been revealed via Engadget which, although considering all the footage of people with their fingers all over the thing, we guess should still be treated with caution since Sony still hasn't confirmed the device.

According to the report, the Xperia-branded device is powered by a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, along with what's likely to be a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 as featured on the HTC Desire HD.

It also has a generous battery capacity of 1,500mAh, the 854 x 480 resolution on a 4-inch LCD, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash sans 720p video recording (although Engadget speculate that it's likely the leakers didn't look in all the camera app submenus), 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, a microSD slot, SIM slot, micro-USB, and a second mic on the back for active noise cancellation like the Nexus One.

A report from late last month suggested that the device will finally be officially revealed at the Mobile World Congress in February, before launching in the UK in April.

Until then, you ain't seen nothing, right?

[ SOURCE: Engadget ]