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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.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.