At Sony’s keynote CES speech earlier today, Kaz Hirai, PlayStation head, more or less confirmed the existence of the long-rumoured yet still unconfirmed PlayStation Phone. He said: “Sony’s strategy encompasses driving the development of a variety of new strategic products and services including tablets currently in development as well as smartphones, all the while of course integrating the know-how and the assets that we’ve accumulated from our PlayStation business.”
He carried on: “In 2011, you will start to see an implementation of a strategy we’ve developed and continually refined over the past 18 months. And you will see this strategy executed in the form of great new products and services coming to market that leverage Sony’s strongest assets.
“In addition to launching a line of Sony tablets, we’ll be building upon the video, music, game and book offerings on our Qriocity and our PlayStation Network services to deliver a compelling, unique experience for Sony across a wide range of consumer electronic devices.”
New pictures of the PlayStation Phone were leaked by EndGadget earlier this week.