Engadget's reporting that Sony Ericsson, who hasn't been quickest on the draw with Android devices, is in the "late stages of planning" for an Android 3.0 smartphone with sliding gaming controls and an accompanying gaming platform.
E3's biggest loser? It's Sony. They've been lagging behind for years overall, but to lose at hardware, their strongest suit? What a pity.
A tiny but significant factoid in Sony's earnings report from the WSJ: "Sony loses about six cents for every dollar of PS3 hardware sales."
After being derided since, oh, 2004, the UMD is set to return to the PSPgo, albeit thanks to the peripheral guys Logitech.
If you're thinking about getting a PSP Go, then head to Amazon before midnight PST/3:00AM EST tonight. No, the PSP Go's $245 price tag hasn't changed, but you will get a $50 gift card for Amazon's PlayStation Network store.
But then, that's nowhere where you haven't been before, so probably he won't give a damn either. And I won't blame him. [Joystiq]
That's the question Sony posed in one of their infamous, leak-laden surveys on the device, according to Destructoid.
Wow, as if we needed more incentive to not invest in the PSPgo, a new trend has arisen during the first day of Mini availability. The same games cost more on the PSP/PSPgo than they do on the iPhone/iPod touch.
The PSPgo hits stores today, and it's about to get firmware that lets it jump online via a Bluetooth device like a cellphone or laptop. Sony's update also gives all PSPs support for "SenseMe" automatic music categorization. Watch the demo:
Starting this November, some Blu-ray releases will include digital copies that only play on PSPs.
For this week's Photoshop Contest, I asked you to invent some completely unportable portable gaming devices in honor of the PSPgo. As usual, your minds are more demented than I'd even imagined.
In case you missed it in our PSPgo review, iFixit performed one of their notorious teardown on the handheld. The biggest news is that the Go's battery is tucked under a warranty-voiding sticker. Other tidbits:
Four years ago I got married to the most wonderful woman in the world. The evening before the wedding she knocked on my hotel room door and handed me a surprise wrapped package. It was the original PSP.
In case you forgot, we're hosting a Giz Gallery Arc Attack concert today at 8pm. We have space for the first 100 people who show up, and you'll have a chance to play with the new PSPGo.
At 8 PM we'll be clearing out the gallery briefly so that we can setup for the meetup. After that we'll be letting the first 100 or…