According to The Wall Street Journal, Sony is working on a multifaceted device with an integrated mobile chip. The device will combine gaming, e-reader, and portable-computing functionality. Here’s the skinny:
Sony is developing a portable device that shares characteristics of hand-held game machines, e-book readers and netbook computers, according to people familiar with the matter. Some Sony e-book readers already come with 3G connections but it isn’t clear if a new wireless gadget will use carrier networks.
A lot of people are jumping to the conclusion that this is the PSP2, but the description is vague enough that it could be a different product from Sony Electronics and not necessarily Sony Computer Entertainment. I’m curious to see if the device pans out, but I question the approach. If Sony is throwing everything but the kitchen sink into this device then why not just make it a phone?
What do you think of this rumored device? Do you think it’s real? Do you think it will appear at Tokyo Game Show 2010? Is it the PSP2 or something else entirely?