Leaked PlayStation phone photos really whet the appetite

Posted by Mike Luttrell

So, we didn't hear a single darn official word about the so-called "PlayStation phone" at CES, but it just so happens that during the week of the biggest trade show in the world, someone happened to post a whole bunch of photos of the device, and even a video.

A Chinese website called IT169 got the latest digital booty, which includes pictures of some not-yet-seen software on the phone.

Even though Sony nor Sony Ericsson has said anything to confirm the existence of the device, leaked pictures and details from supposed insider sources have already given us a lot of information.

We know that it looks a lot like a PSPgo system, it has PlayStation controls instead of a slide-out Qwerty keypad, it runs Android, and it comes pre-installed with a special PlayStation app.

But now, here's some more juicy details. According to the leaks, the display size is 4 inches, there's a 5-megapixel camera, and memory includes 512 MB of RAM and 512 MB of ROM. There's also two microphones, a micro USB connection, and microSD card slot.

The newest leaked photos also show what's called a "PlayStation Pocket" software application. Previous info about the PlayStation app show how it connect to the user's PlayStation Network account to allow them to see online friends and view gaming history, but nothing about actual games for the device.

We still don't know what it will be able to play, if it can run old PSP titles, or if there will be any sort of trophy connectivity like Microsoft's Xbox Live functionality in Windows Phone 7.

But, for now, until we actually hear something official, here's a video to feast your eyes on: