The PSP phone is real – but it’s a Chinese knockoff

Sony Ericsson may never launch a genuine PSP phone (although the company admitted that it’s thinking about it), but there’s still hope if you really, really want such a phone.

A Shanzhai PSP phone is reportedly coming soon from China. The phone looks like a regular Sony PSP console, but it has Call and End call keys, as well as a photo camera on the back.

No word yet on specs, but it’s said that the Chinese PSP phone probably uses a MTK (MediaTek) platform, which means it might feature Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and even dual SIM capabilities.

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The price and release date of the Shanzhai PSP phone are not known, but it looks like some shady Chinese company is really close to launching the handset.

Via M8cool, Cloned in China

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • James W

    I'm just thinking unwiredview, do all techno blogs have anti china sentiment and jargon, ''shady chinese company'' and with such negative anti-china headlines? Are you all employees of the US department of Defense, CIA or any other government body. Your western governments are by no means perfect thmselves illegally bombing and occupying foreign lands where your soldiers are paying a dear price for it, centuries of western imperialism and massacres across the world bringing misery are never mentioned. hmmm….

  • http://www.unwiredview.com/ Ilinca

    It's not an anti-China sentiment. It just happens that this phone, like many other clone-phones, is made in China. Had it been made in the US, I would have said “shady American company”. The same goes for any other country.

    I don't think “Chinese knockoff” is an anti-China term. It's rather a term against, let's say, poor-quality products – although, hm, there might be good phones among the Shanzhai ones. It's actually a weird phenomenon, and I'm not sure if it's a good or a bad one. The good part here is that people can buy really cheap phones. But then again, Nokia and other companies also make really cheap phones which at least come with some warranty.

  • peterfedric

    Sony should learn from China as they are very ahead of the technologies, sony doesnt know how to utilize the space in PSP and add more features like camera phone. Which everyone need, as this is the best combination of phone and game station.
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  • Nathan

    There's a negative connotation because what they're doing would be very much illegal anywhere else…
    Namely violation of copyright and trademark, among other things. Its not about quality. They're “knockoffs” as in a copy of someone else's products.

  • Nathan

    There's a negative connotation because what they're doing would be very much illegal anywhere else…
    Namely violation of copyright and trademark, among other things. Its not about quality. They're “knockoffs” as in a copy of someone else's products.