Sony Recruiting For PSP Phone

Sony is looking for a London-based senior server engineer with experience in the mobile platform and in Android to become part of its Online Technology Group according to an online advert.

He or she will also be required to know a bit about the intricacies of cloud services and software-as-a-service plus having some experience or knowledge of online gaming.

We already know that Microsoft and Apple will be allocating a lot of resources to developing gaming content for Windows Phone 7 and the iOS's Game Center platforms respectively.

So it does make sense for Sony (and Sony Ericsson) to release a PSP-based, game oriented device that's Android-based. Being the first to do so would give them an edge over competitors that use the same platform.

Still, the phone itself would probably be launched towards the end of the first half of 2011, which means that it will compete with the iPhone 5 and will probably sport Android OS 3.5.

Interestingly, it will leave Nintendo as the only major gaming company without a gaming phone.