Sony Ericsson CEO Teases February Announcement, Could Be PlayStation PhoneS

"There's a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere," Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg told the Wall Street Journal the other day. He was talking about a phone! But not just any phone...

A "games-oriented" phone, to be precise, and that sounds a heck of a lot like something tentatively named the PlayStation Phone, which we saw last month.

I say "tentatively" because there are indications the gaming phone, should it arrive next year, would be branded under the Sony Ericsson's Xperia line, and not PlayStation.

Whatever the case may be, we'll see what they have to say in February at the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona. It's at this prestigious event that Nordberg says his company expects to make a lot of "noise" with a new gaming handset. [Wall Street Journal]