) yet-to-be-announced Sony Ericsson phone with PlayStation features has been blown out overnight due to a manufacturing leak in Asia. Chinese website IT168 has the scoop, with Engadget reproducing the details in a language we actually understand.
Well, kinda anyway. Though Engadget use English characters, the techno-jargon gets a little baffling. We'll paraphrase for the sake of this meaning anything to anyone: "Inside the device is a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 CPU, a 1,500 mAh battery, a 854x480 resolution 4" display, a 5 megapixel camera, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, a microSD slot, SIM slot, micro-USB connectivity, and more." Yeah.
Perhaps most interesting to us is the "PlayStation Pocket" application featured on the phone's dashboard. It's unclear what games the phone will run, but speculation around the 'net seems to suggest this could be a new endeavour from SCE. Word is that they might be lining up a new range of games set to run under the PlayStation Pocket banner, all of which will be compatible with the "tablet" devices and other endeavours Kaz Hirai discussed at CES. SCE's role would be as software publisher, rather than platform holder in this instance — though obviously it would be a side-project.
We'll have to wait for the official announcement from Sony Ericsson, but this thing's starting to get intriguing.