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PlayStation phone "plausible"

Sony bigwig freshens rumours.

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Sony has said its continued close relationship with Ericsson has made a PlayStation phone a "plausible" prospect, reports.

Earlier this year, Sony Ericsson also said that such a device was "an area of possible future activity," following the release of a Sony Bravia branded mobile phone in Japan.

"The PlayStation is a proven success and so is Sony Ericsson. Convergence with the two arms working together is definitely plausible," said Sony Entertainment bigwig Jim Ryan, in an interview with the Economic Times.

Sony Ericsson has already used the Walkman and CyberShot brands in mobile phones, but any gaming capabilities in a PlayStation handset would need to be technically balanced with the demands of a communication device.

"What has been done is finding a match between a camera and a mobile phone, and that has been done wherein the mobile phone features are not reasonably inhibited and the camera is also a reasonably competitive product," said Ryan.

"It is hugely intellectually seductive to have a console-oriented phone."

Sony has recently struck a deal with BT in Europe to offer phone, text and video calls from the PlayStation Portable using VoIP technology, although no fixed launch date for the service has been announced.

Equally seductive is the apple of news that grows in the garden of atop the tree of fact.

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