Jan 4th, 2011

While every shot of the Sony Ericsson Playstation Phone has thus far looked to be more of product prototypes rather than the finished product, the latest set of images seems to hedge closer to a worthy release candidate, as evidenced by the addition of Xperia branding. We have already heard countless times that the phone may not receive Playstation branding and would indeed fall into the Xperia line of Android handsets, and this latest leak seems to solidify the word of Sony execs that it might be a better idea to distance the two brands a bit.

Word is the phone could eventually be called the Xperia Play, a name that would still evoke the Playstation line while remaining a distinct entity. Still, you have to wonder why they would use the Playstation buttons and NOT associate it with the gaming console.

[via Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog]