The chat also touched upon the successor to the PSP, and Hirai's candid comments seem to give light to what Sony has planned for its next-generation device. Most importantly, and unsurprisingly, it seems a touch mechanic will be implemented with Hirai admitting that "there are [games] where you can play perfectly well with a touch panel. But you can definitely play immersive games better with physical buttons and pads. I think there could be games where you're able to use both in combination.''
Earlier rumors suggested that PSP2 would feature some kind of touch-based "trackpad," and Hirai's comments seem to further cement that possibility. Could the next system really offer "early PS3 graphics"? And if so, what will the slogan be? "It Only Does Everything on the Go ... Except Make Calls, Which is What the PlayStation Phone Does Instead"?
- Key specs
- Reviews • 13
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (Gingerbread [2.3])
- Screen size 4 inches
- Internal memory 400 MB
- Carriers (US) AT&T, Verizon / Alltel
- Dimensions 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.6 in
- Weight 6.2 oz
- Released 2011-05-26
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