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Sony Ericsson Hints to PSP Phone

With E3 just around the corner, there's no doubt that we'll hear rumors and theories about what will be revealed at the show. Currently rumors range from Nintendo's DSi successor to the much-speculated PSP phone. We haven't really heard much about the latter device for a while, so it doesn't seem like a coincidence that Sony Ericsson would hint to the device just months before the gaming convention.

Sony Ericsson Bert Nordberg said in the Monday issue of the Mobile World Congress Show Daily that the company missed the boat in regards to high-end and touchscreen devices. However he said that the company plans to recover some of that market lost to Apple, HTC, and Google by working closely with Sony and designing better devices.

But here's where the PSP phone teaser kicks in. "In the past there was no tie-up between us, the PSP platform and Sony, but you can expect to hear much more about that," he said.

Does a PSP phone make sense? It could definitely work, and quite possibly use the PSPgo as a foundation. A PSPgo smartphone could also take on Apple's iPhone, backed by an existing library of games, built-in Skype support, and a growing library of media thanks to the expanding PlayStation Network.

Naturally, all of this is speculation. We'll have to wait and see what Sony Ericsson reveals in the coming months. We already know that Sony is gearing up to re-launch the PSPgo in some fashion other than the way it launched the revamped portable console back in October 2009.

Maybe we'll finally see the rumored PSP smartphone at E3 2010 after all.