A patent for a Sony Ericsson PSP
mobile phone has been going around for some time now. Many people have shown high interest in the innovatory concept, meant to make mobile gameplay far easier and more enjoyable.
Still, Sony Ericsson seems to be the only one not getting carried away by the idea of the patent application. Futuristic as it may be, with highly evolved features, the PSP phone concept is not all that profitable for Sony Ericsson. For this reason, they will not make it a priority to release this device any time in the near future.
Sony Ericsson's PSP phone patent features some interesting capabilities coming from such a device. The mobile phone is capable of sliding from a vertical view to a horizontal one as to make the handset more appropriate for gameplay, with similar features as those of any other PSP device.
The reason for Sony Ericsson's reluctance when it comes to releasing a PSP
mobile phone is that they feel like the company's name would have to suffer. Sony Ericsson currently provides high quality handsets which are capable of rendering music or capturing images at standards above average. Their efforts are meant to combine the telecommunication functions with another specific one at best standards, without any of them having to suffer.
The problem with launching a PSP phone model is that Sony Ericsson does not consider that its audience is sufficiently interested in such a product and it would fail to be as successful as they intend. Moreover, the investments which would have to be made in parts and actually building such a handset have to pay off. Sony is not sure that this would happen or that the PSP phone will be capable of high performances as they wish it to be without having to sacrifice other capabilities of the phone.