seems to be Sony's strategy when it comes to the PlayStation Phone
, and that apparently goes for Sony Ericsson as well -- once again, without actually confirming the existence of the Android-based gaming handset, its manufacturer is hinting strongly at an impending reveal. "There's a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere," CEO Bert Nordberg told the Wall Street Journal
, adding that some sort of new Sony Ericsson product will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress
this February. While that particular item could easily be the 4.3-inch Anzu
slate rather than a PlayStation slider phone, the chief executive didn't seem to shy away from video games in a series of additional quotes. "I haven't dug into that history, but the future might be brighter," he said when asked why the company didn't make a PlayStation Phone years ago, and later suggested that gaming might be the ticket to help SE diversify its offerings. "Sony is of course a very strong brand, and why shouldn't we use that?" he asked the Journal
. We can't think of a single compelling reason, Mr. Nordberg. Bring on the games.