Sony is about to get a leg up on the competition, as its PlayStation games are about to spread to another platform -- smartphones running Google's Android OS. Also unveiled today was a followup to the PlayStation Portable.
During a keynote address at the CES tradeshow, Steve Ballmer laid out some of his company's plans for Windows Phone 7. This smartphone operating system is going to get support for cut-and-paste and well as some performance improvements.
More details have surfaced regarding the still yet-to-be-announced PlayStation Phone from Sony Ericsson, the most notable being that it isn't going to be called the "PlayStation Phone" at all.
The next iteration of a portable PlayStation device may not be far off, as the PlayStation Phone, the rumored hybrid gaming and phone device developed by Sony Ericsson, will reportedly be available in the U.S. this spring.
The mobile division of Electronic Arts is having a big sale -- virtually all of its games are now available for just under a dollar each. This includes hot titles like Need for Speed, Battlefield: Bad Company, and Madden NFL 11.
With game playing among smartphone users continuing to climb, Sony plans to release a PlayStation application for iOS and Android OS devices as its next move into smartphone gaming. There have also been unconfirmed reports of a PlayStation Phone.
Infinity Blade, the first mobile game using the Unreal 3 engine, has just been posted on the iTunes Store. This fantasy adventure has been much anticipated since a demo version was released a few months ago.
Android OS 2.3 has just been officially unveiled. Google's main goals in the next version of its operating system for smartphones were support for new types of communication and new multimedia formats, plus fostering games development.
In a recent interview, the head of Sony Ericsson would not confirm that a phone that can play PlayStation Portable games is coming soon, but he dropped some hints to suggest that such a device might be unveiled in February.
Sony Ericsson isn't yet ready to announce the long-awaited Playstation Phone, but many of the details on it are available already. This device will apparently run the Android OS, and its design will have much in common with the Sony PSP Go.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced a few days ago that iOS 4.1 will be released next week, but he didn't say exactly when. Apple UK has reveled that this upgrade is going to be introduced on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
Astraware, one of the top mobile game developers worldwide, has introduced its first two titles for HP's webOS. Astraware Sudoku and OddBlob are for the Palm Pre and Pre Plus.
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