PlayStation Phone/Z1

Well, what do we have here? The Sony PlayStation Phone has made a brief appearance in Greece. Perhaps most interesting is that the phone was running Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread, which still has yet to be officially announced by Google. In addition, the phone was named the Sony Ericsson Z1 but had the name "Zeus" under device info, which has been seen before as the phone's codename. It is curious that Sony seems to be ignoring the PlayStation brand in the naming, but obviously nothing is final until Sony says so (also, it's not like they have even announced it yet, but last we heard that might be coming on Dec. 9). 

In addition, it seems that Sony will in fact be doing some sort of special games store for PlayStation-branded phones as had been rumored. As for other specs, the site noted that the screen comes in at 4-inches and had "very good multitouch." Around back, the device is packing a 8MP camera with LED flashes, which should put it right up there with the best Android phone cameras. The touch joysticks were mentioned, but sadly were not captured on the (blurry) video, which can be seen past the break. [TechBlog.gr via Engadget

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Sony's PlayStation Phone gets caught on blurrycam with Gingerbread

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The reporter who wrote the article had hands-on time with the phone (and is probably the one playing with it in the video). So yes, the video is blurry and doesn't show much, but I'll take his word for it.

I was saying the samething.... But atleast we actually have a phone that is rumored to be "CURRENTLY RUNNING" Gingerbread... the Olympus and LG Star definitely are still on Froyo.

How can SE have a phone running gingerbread that isn't even out yet when they have other phones that can't get froyo running after being out for over 0ne year????

This guy is the worst rerporter ever.

He has an exclusive hands-on with one of the hottest, most talked about, wanted phones and doesn't even bother to slide it open?

Instead, he fiddles with it like idiot. Great Job!

The PSPhone has the potential that the iphone did when it came out. I believe it has the power to sway customers enough to make them switch carrier..so my guess would be that it will definitely NOT be multicarrier.