He expresses interest in Sony Ericsson carving out a niche for itself based on Sony’s strength in gaming. He says a PlayStation mobile, building on the Walkman and Cybershot phones, “could happen”.
Sony Ericsson never developed anything to compete with Apple’s iPhone. Being a Sony fanboy, I would love to see a PSP with smart phone capability. If Sony to have any chance in competing with the iPhone, they need to create a market for Independent developers to publish their applications. Creating an Operating system like the OS X for the iPhone is a huge undertaking. Sony is better off using an existing solution like Google Android.
The Palm Pre phone looks pretty compelling. It has multi-touch screen like the iPhone and the ability to have multiple activities open at the same time. Along with some advanced syncing for calendars and contacts and a full sliding keyboard.
Sony can attempt to copy Apple and offer two models. One that is for Gaming with no phone (same as iTouch) and one with a phone (call it iPSP). What do you think?
Update 5/25/09: If I was Sony, I would make sure that the new PSP can run most PS2 game out there. Imagine shadows of the colossus on PSP, that would be cool.