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Sony Ericsson CEO Drops PlayStation Phone Hints

Sony Ericsson may be working with parent company Sony to develop the rumoured PlayStation Phone, Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg has suggested.

"There's a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere," the Wall Street Journal reports Nordberg as saying during an interview. "Sony has an extremely strong offering in the gaming market, and that's very interesting."

WSJ reports that a source has told them that, although many journalists are calling the device a PlayStation Phone, it is more likely to bear Sony Ericsson’s Xperia brand. The source also suggested that it may run on Google’s Android operating system, with all games available through applications.

Nordberg said that the current generation of touchscreen smartphones are not “optimised” for gaming, but recognises that releasing a phone that makes full use of Sony’s gaming know-how could give his company an edge in the increasingly crowded smartphone market.

"Sony is of course a very strong brand, and why shouldn't we use that?" he asked. "Gaming, including content, is a very interesting proposition."