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PS3-Compatible Phone Coming In October

Soulskill posted more than 4 years ago | from the wonder-if-you-can-use-home-away-from-home dept.

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SpuriousLogic sends along this quote from CVG: 'You may remember reports of Sony's flashy Aino phone earlier this year which can, among other things, connect to a PS3 via Remote Play, giving you full access to your XMB through its tiny screen. Well, Sony's revealed that the Aino is now just weeks away from release in October, and spewed all the details prospective buyers need to know about the device. ... Remote Play with Aino lets you turn your PS3 on and off, browse and control the XMB and access the internet browser from anywhere in the world. Remote Play also lets you control and access the hard drive's media content on the PS3 using the built-in WiFi or 3G connections via Aino. You can also access the PlayStation Store via Remote Play or chat with friends via the PlayStation Network. It is also possible to buy and download a new game from the Store via Aino so it is ready and waiting for you when you get home.'

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Headline could have been phrased better (4, Insightful)

joeflies (529536) | more than 4 years ago | (#29280553)

such as "Phone with PS3 Remote Control Coming in October". Saying it's PS3-compatible would lead one to think that it runs PS3 software.

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (-1, Flamebait)

Fallen Seraph (808728) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281053)

Does that mean there are people out there who think that iPhone compatible headphones can download and run apps from the app store?
You, and whoever modded you insightful, need to look up the definition of the word compatible.

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (4, Insightful)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281373)

"Compatible" arguably means different things by context.

As you say, "iPhone compatible headphones" does not imply "headphones that can run stuff from the app store". This is because headphones never run applications(pedants may argue that the DSP baked in to high end noise cancellation headphones counts; but not really) and nobody expects them to. By contrast "IBM compatible PC" is (when the vendor wasn't lying) precisely a statement about a device's ability to run a particular class of software; because the context, that of computers, implies that that is what "compatible" means.

Given that the use of phones to run applications enjoys a higher profile than the use of phones as remote controls(and, even in those cases where they are used as remotes, this is generally done through an application), it isn't wildly unreasonable to assume that "compatible" means "software compatible, at least in some sense".

Given history, I suspect that the headline could be more accurately rewritten to say "Sony-Ericcson releases high-end dumbphone defined by a couple of genuinely interesting features and a lot of mediocrity(just like all the other times they've done that), also functions as a bluetooth remote for one specific home theatre device".

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (3, Insightful)

Dahamma (304068) | more than 4 years ago | (#29282245)

Your post was WAAAY too intelligent and informative of a reply to the OP's idiotic comment... so I'll dumb down the thread with the same quote I always use when Sony comes up with something non-standardized/useless/absurd:

"Sony - some motherfuckers always trying to ice skate uphill..."

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 4 years ago | (#29285579)

I remember a Penny Arcade strip about "Fuck pants, we're Sony", but I can't find it. Did Sony force PA to remove it or something?

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29301277)

I remember a Penny Arcade strip about "Fuck pants, we're Sony", but I can't find it. Did Sony force PA to remove it or something?

It wasn't Penny Arcade: http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comics/20051104.jpg

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (4, Insightful)

iknowcss (937215) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281413)

Yes, but the ambiguity instils curiosity, and curiosity brings clicks.

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29281491)

and the clicks bring "those fuckers overhyped their product and wasted my time, i better make it a point to never buy one for any reason"

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (1)

berwiki (989827) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281503)

i thought you said 'chicks' and got excited for a moment.

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29288851)

Chicks? WHERE!

oh..dammit

Nope. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29293123)

Actually, when I can't tell what a headline, book title, movie title, etc means then I assume I'm not the target audience since I don't get any of the references.

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29281473)

But it does! It runs the web browser! It runs the PSN Network store! It runs the PS3!

Duh! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29281623)

If it runs Linux then of course it runs PS3 software. RTFA next time

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29282749)

I thought it would allow the PS3 to make phone calls.

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 4 years ago | (#29284435)

I just wish Sony would put equal effort into replacing the godawful regular PS3 remote. It's slow, it's not backlit, and the lack of IR input on the PS3 means you can't replace it with a universal remote. That thing drove me so crazy I finally replaced my PS3 with a stand-alone blu-ray player just so I didn't have to break out a flashlight every time I wanted to watch a blu-ray.

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (1)

Gravatron (716477) | more than 4 years ago | (#29289629)

Logitech put out an IR adapter for their harmony that converts the IR signal to bluetooth commands. It's quite nifty.

Re:Headline could have been phrased better (1)

hoooocheymomma (1020927) | more than 4 years ago | (#29284845)

What an awful comment to get a +5. It is substantially more than a remote. Your ps3 becomes a file server for your phone, so you can access the ps3 content from "anywhere in the world". That's not the most ground-breaking thing in the world, but it's kind of a big deal.

nice marketing (4, Insightful)

schnikies79 (788746) | more than 4 years ago | (#29280975)

it's sounds a little.. whats the word... pointless!

Re:nice marketing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29281493)

Hopefully, you'll be able to control VidZone, while sitting in the pool from your phone -- which is hopefully safely waterproofed.

Re:nice marketing (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29281559)

No, this is perfect for gamers who have no friends to call.

Re:nice marketing (1)

negRo_slim (636783) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281593)

it's sounds a little.. whats the word... pointless!

What's pointless about it? Sounds to me as if you can burn through kilowatts and increase your power bill, without even being home!

Prank call hero! (1)

syousef (465911) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281679)

It's a prelude to the release of Prank call hero! You score points by trying to prank call famous stars. Extra points if you do jail time because you've gone too far and done something illegal.

Computers First Please. (1, Insightful)

supernova_hq (1014429) | more than 4 years ago | (#29280987)

Ok, so when can I download the saved videos/music that I personally copied from my own server back OFF of the PS3?!?

Re:Computers First Please. (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29281795)

You clearly don't own a PS3 and have never used one, otherwise you'd know that copying stuff off it is as easy as plugging in a USB stick/HDD and selecting copy from the menu. This includes films and television programmes recorded from television with TVTime.

Re:Computers First Please. (1)

supernova_hq (1014429) | more than 4 years ago | (#29291017)

I *DO* own a PS3, but would like to transfer things back over the NETWORK, just like I did to transfer it TO the device.

Note how I used the word "DOWNLOAD" and not "TRANSFER"? Sorry if the rest of slashdot doesn't understand the definition of half the words they use, but I chose my words carefully.

Re:Computers First Please. (2, Insightful)

supernova_hq (1014429) | more than 4 years ago | (#29291051)

To what-ever moderator that modded me Troll, if you have read my post properly, you would have noticed the world "DOWNLOAD" as in "NETWORK DOWNLOAD"! I know how to transfer to a freaking USB drive, but that doesn't work very well when I have videos over 4.5 GB and my largest USB device is only 2 GB.

The PS3 supports DOWNLOADING from the network, why not the other way around?!?

Re:Computers First Please. (1)

DRACO- (175113) | more than 4 years ago | (#29312871)

Likely answer, the media player api on your windows machine lacks the ability be GIVEN files so Sony did not mis-inform you by placing a link that says transfer so you wouldnt think, oh I'm gonna put this back now and find that media player doesnt work that way.

Could be nice for the target audience (3, Interesting)

Lorienthin (1439867) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281005)

Though I am not really one to be sitting on the couch texting/talking on the phone, I can see that the targeted audience would actually quite enjoy this. Personally, my coffee table is pretty pack as it is, and having one less remote/controller there could indeed be a boon. One feature I think would be nice, and maybe it is not too far off in the future, would be to have your send button on your cell phone tieable to the pause button on the remote. This way, if someone calls, you could just answer the phone, and your movie would pause.

Re:Could be nice for the target audience (1)

JustOK (667959) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281553)

you'd actually have to press the send button? Sounds like a lotta work.

Re:Could be nice for the target audience (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29281667)

One feature I think would be nice, and maybe it is not too far off in the future, would be to have your send button on your cell phone tieable to the pause button on the remote. This way, if someone calls, you could just answer the phone, and your movie would pause.

I'm glad I'm not this lazy.

Re:Could be nice for the target audience (1)

blackest_k (761565) | more than 4 years ago | (#29282247)

Actually I can do something fairly similar with an XDA universal phone. The phone has a small backlit querty keyboard and a 640x480 resolution touch screen

with a little software
http://mobilesrc.com/MobileRemote.aspx [mobilesrc.com]

it becomes a bluetooth mouse and keyboard, working to control my mythtv frontend or a projector or... well anywhere and anything I want to use it for really, its a mouse and keyboard but pocket sized.

Other people might find it useful for windows media centre.
 

Re:Could be nice for the target audience (1)

PReDiToR (687141) | more than 4 years ago | (#29286177)

I notice it's WM 6 only, which ROM are you running on your Uni?

Been advocating this phone since it came out. Absolutely fantastic, just wish HTC weren't so far in MS's pocket, we could have had Linux on it since day 1.

I hate Sony as much as anyone here but I do own a PS3. Could do with a simple BT keyboard for it and this seems ideal, if it works with it.

Re:Could be nice for the target audience (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29313057)

it lists
rom D.07.70 RAN
date 02/01/08
radio 1.15.00
protocol 42.51.P8
extrom 2.07.60 RAN

If you google for Linux on the Universal - I think it's close to being usable both as a pda and a phone.
should find the files needed on that site.

 

Marketing Slogan (1)

Nerdfest (867930) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281007)

"Aino big thing"?.

The communicating and use of the browser seem a little strange, seeing as you've got a phone in your hands, but a few of the other features like the remote game download are somewhat interesting.

I'd rather have... (5, Insightful)

popo (107611) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281045)

I'd rather have a phone that plays PS1 games than a phone that talks to my PS3.

You'd think someone would realize that there's an instant bestseller with any handheld version of a past (non-handheld) console ...

Re:I'd rather have... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29281087)

Nintendo did when they saw that their NES->Gameboy Color, SNES->Advance, and N64->DS games sold like hotcakes. It'll be a little while before they port their GC titles to a handheld seeing as the Wii is little more than a souped up GC and the handheld would be in direct competition with the wii (bad graphics don't look as bad on a small screen so previous gen's flaws are minimized and you can enjoy them much as you would have "back in the day.")

Re:I'd rather have... (1)

Fallen Seraph (808728) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281099)

Yeah! Sony's wasting their time with this stuff when they should instead allow the PSP to play PS1 games!

Oh wait, the PSP has been able to play PS1 games for years now, and can even move saved games between the PS3 and PSP... and if you put a PS1 disc into the PS3, you can use the same Remote Play program to play the PS1 game, or you can just buy it again as a digital download from the Playstation Store...

You'd think someone would look to see if their suggestion had already been taken care of years ago before making it...

Re:I'd rather have... (2, Insightful)

popo (107611) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281151)

Heh... I'm glad you don't work in product development. If you call the PSP's "ability" to (sometimes) run games that have been ripped and converted, or run (at reduced framerate and with bugs) through an emulator a "feature", well then... your market would be very small...

Re:I'd rather have... (3, Insightful)

Fallen Seraph (808728) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281213)

Ummm, I hate to break it to you, but your derision of it for running through an emulator is kind of absurd, since there's no real alternative to that when you're moving to such massively different scales in size, and are using an entirely different media. you want the PSP to be CD player sized to accommodate your old discs so they won't be "ripped and converted"? That aside, the PS3's RemotePlay of PS1 games technically runs the original disc, on the original PS1 chip, and just streams it over the network to the PSP... So no ripping, conversion, or even emulation (well, depending on which PS3 you have. Some of them do have to emulate it, but I happen to have one of the models which doesn't). Though coming back to the ripped, converted, or emulated PS1 games, what are you expecting from backward compatibility? The 360 can't play the entire Xbox library either, and the Wii's virtual console is essentially nothing more than a bunch of licensed emulators and ROMs. So... what was your complaint again?

Re:I'd rather have... (1)

evilviper (135110) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281401)

You'd think someone would realize that there's an instant bestseller with any handheld version of a past (non-handheld) console ...

Sega thought so... Hence the symbol of all failure that is the Nomad...

Re:I'd rather have... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29281521)

I'd rather have a phone that plays PS1 games than a phone that talks to my PS3.

You'd think someone would realize that there's an instant bestseller with any handheld version of a past (non-handheld) console ...

You mean like the Nomad? [wikipedia.org] I'm not so sure that logic really works. Besides, I don't think (but really don't know) that a ps1 emulator on a phone would really work that well. I guess if it was designed to be just that, it could work okay, but phones have such limitations! not that much memory, no graphics acceleration, difficulty with multiple inputs, added complication of interrupts, small size factor, etc, etc. Without making a phone that was essentially the size of a DS or a PSP, I just don't think it would really be that big of a benefit?

Re:I'd rather have... (1)

Frogbert (589961) | more than 4 years ago | (#29282261)

Well the PS3 allows you to play PS1 games over remote play. So this phone does pretty much exactly what you say.

Re:I'd rather have... (1)

Toonol (1057698) | more than 4 years ago | (#29282801)

Hell, given an either-or choice, I'd probably rather have a PS1 than a PS3. I'd DEFINITELY prefer a PS2 over a PS3. Over a 360, too... I'm an agnostic hater.

Does everything except what you want to do (3, Informative)

Kainaw (676073) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281081)

Remote "play" is a misnomer. You cannot "play". The same thing already exists with the PSP. You can poke around your PS3 remotely, but can't play games (and you can't even watch a DVD or BluRay movie). If Sony wants to push this, they need to turn Remote Play into Remote PLAY, not Remote Browse. Then, they have a market. You still working on Ziamat on FFXII and need to take a bathroom break? Grab your phone (or PSP) and continue playing remotely. No problem.

Re:Does everything except what you want to do (2, Insightful)

Fallen Seraph (808728) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281145)

You CAN play PS1 games on the PS3 through the PSP. Additionally, you can in theory play PS3 games through the PSP too, but the issue is that the controls of the PSP are different than the PS3 controller, so you'd be missing 4 keys right off the bat (R2, R3, L2, ad L3), as well as the second analog stick. Most PS1 games are made for the original PS1 controller though, which didn't have any analogue sticks. As such, you can bind the D-Pad to the PSP's analog stick and use the D-Pad as R2 and L2, or keep the D-Pad and bind them to the Analog Stick itself. PS3 developers are, however, capable of making games interact with the PSP via Remote Play, and even playable entirely via RemotePlay. They just haven't taken advantage of it yet.

Re:Does everything except what you want to do (1)

adolf (21054) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281295)

The controller is an issue, for sure, but is it the only issue? I'm not aware of anyone who posts around these parts with enough background knowledge to say for sure.

There are a few PS3 games which work with Remote Play. "Eden" is one such game that I happen to have, and it works well enough with the PSP and remote play.

Re:Does everything except what you want to do (1)

Fallen Seraph (808728) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281349)

You can play the entire PS3 game Lair via RemotePlay on the PSP. Or you could, if it had more buttons. It works, you just can't do certain necessary actions due to this limitation.

All RemotePlay is is essentially a streaming video that sends your controller movements back to the PS3. Running a PS3 game would be no different than running a PS1 game, or playing a video from the video library. It's all just a downscaled video being sent. The PS3 does all the processing on its end.

Re:Does everything except what you want to do (1)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281599)

BlazBlue is RemotePlay compatible.

You can't play BB on a pad, muchless a PSP, but it's compatible.

(Fighting games on pads? ew. Might as well play FlightSim with a mouse and keyboard)

Re:Does everything except what you want to do (1)

Narishma (822073) | more than 4 years ago | (#29283625)

I love it when factually incorrect posts get modded informative...

Re:Does everything except what you want to do (1)

Samah (729132) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281217)

You still working on Ziamat on FFXII and need to take a bathroom break? Grab your phone (or PSP) and continue playing remotely. No problem.

Or they could just be like Cartman in the WoW South Park episode...

MOM!
BATHROOM!

Re:Does everything except what you want to do (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29281943)

You newb, PSN games supporting remote play DO exist. For example, Bionic Commando Rearmed, can be played via Remote Play from your PSP. If you have a good net connection, the game plays very well indeed! There are even some BD games that support Remote Play, but these are few and far between.

I think the PSP -> PS3 functionality has been underused. It's a really cool coupling of two different platforms. Maybe with PSP2 and PS4 they'll get it right right off the bat.

Slashvertisment (3, Insightful)

kalayq (827594) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281089)

Need I say more?

Re:Slashvertisment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29281469)

Yes, please do. Elaborate.

Re:Slashvertisment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29284553)

Indeed. The US market for this phone is going to be pretty limited, which is something they don't mention--data plans are expensive, otherwise it's an expensive remote, and there is no PlayTV in the US.

re PlayTV, Sony balked on that for some stupid reason despite the UK (I think at least, I believe also elsewhere) having it available. Plenty of people would like an HDTV PS3 tuner that was very nicely integrated for DVR/PVR on the PS3. Remember, Sony hyped up PlayTV only to later simply not release it in the US; even retailers like Amazon had PlayTV listed for a time before Sony bailed.

A better alternative (4, Insightful)

StreetStealth (980200) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281117)

This is a feature that could indeed be convenient, but will it sell a phone? There's a vast number of criteria on which to base a phone choice, and a nice-but-not-life-changing feature like this seems like an extremely tough sell by itself.

Here's what I think Sony should have done (and could still do): instead of building a phone with this feature, build a protocol with the feature. License it out to third parties, and watch as various ecosystems pick it up. Build, or license someone to build, something on Symbian, BREW, WinMo, or how about the obvious: an iPhone app?

A protocol would open the doors to a bona-fide advancement in Sony's gaming platform. A single phone is just an interesting sideshow.

Re:A better alternative (2, Insightful)

Sockatume (732728) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281215)

I think that's a worthy lesson to all mobile phone manufacturers, especially ones like Nokia and SE. There is no point adding Super Feature X to one handset when you release eight thousand handsets per year. Nobody is going to use the bloody feature because it's a complete dice-roll as to whether the handset is going to be a success.

Re:A better alternative (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281417)

This sort of thing seems to be how Sony-Ericsson rolls. They've churned out a fair number of high end dumbphones, each following the same basic pattern: Somewhere between one and a handful of well executed high end features(camera with actual optics and flash, say), a web browser, if any, based on NetFront [wikipedia.org], and the remainder a sad pile of the same dubious and inflexible software you'd expect from a free-with-contract customer punishment phone.

It's a pity, really.

Re:A better alternative (1)

indiechild (541156) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281785)

This is why Android, Pre and especially the iPhone will really dominate the market in the coming years. Most of the phones coming out every year at the moment are just plain crap. Manufacturers should take a cue from Apple and stick to 2-3 models, and concentrate on making them the absolute best they can be (and that means not adding dozens of pointless features)

There's no way you can create a great user experience when all your resources are just spent shoveling out new and varied crap by the truckload.

Re:A better alternative (0, Offtopic)

ljosha (1503827) | more than 4 years ago | (#29282659)

This is a feature that could indeed be convenient, but will it sell a phone? There's a vast number of criteria on which to base a phone choice, and a nice-but-not-life-changing feature like this seems like an extremely tough sell by itself.

Here's what I think Sony should have done (and could still do): instead of building a phone with this feature, build a protocol with the feature. License it out to third parties, and watch as various ecosystems pick it up. Build, or license someone to build, something on Symbian, BREW, WinMo, or how about the obvious: an iPhone app?

A protocol would open the doors to a bona-fide advancement in Sony's gaming platform. A single phone is just an interesting sideshow.

I`s better to use Iphone 3gs. It is the better phone I ever used it includes everything u need http://vpopu.com/ [vpopu.com]

Re:A better alternative (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29282771)

This is everything that is wrong with the internet: bad spelling, bad grammar, link to a crappy porn site and iPhone hype (possibly more offensive).
How the hell did this get +1?

Wrong wording (1)

Orion Blastar (457579) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281149)

It is a PS3 peripheral that allows remote access of the PS3 it does not play PS3 games and uses the PS3 Internet connection to access the Sony store.

It is like using a PSP to access the PS3.

Sony might as well make a PSP based phone that accesses the PS3 as well as play downloaded PSP games to compete with the iPhone, which would make better sense.

Re:Wrong wording (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29281905)

I'd buy one of those PSP Go Phone combo deals.

The PS3 is floating-point heavy (1)

For a Free Internet (1594621) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281163)

How will cellphones' integer computation processors handle programs optimized for massive FPU operations?

I think this will never happen. Also, why is cake supposedly better than pie? Come on people!

Sony with your Sony (2, Insightful)

TheSpoom (715771) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281461)

New Sony product enables additional functionality with other Sony products, and nothing else. News at eleven.

Re:Sony with your Sony (1)

papershark (1181249) | more than 4 years ago | (#29288955)

And how much can i expect to pay for this new way of of buying stuff through a restricted channel?

Re:Sony with your Sony (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29294987)

and whats wrong with that? all companies do that... u have a choice... dont buy if u don't like it... no one is forcing u too

sony's products are THE BEST!!!

PS3 FTW

Re:Sony with your Sony (1)

TheSpoom (715771) | more than 4 years ago | (#29295561)

Oh, fanboys. You will always be useful to the rest of us as a sure source of shadenfreude.

Still not buying either... (1)

tengeta (1594989) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281509)

Make some decent games, seriously throw all this crap out the window and start over. Oh, wait, they make more money now? I guess I'll be the one moving on then.

AIBO? What? (1)

mykos (1627575) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281579)

Sounds like they are pretty unimaginative in the naming department. Isn't Aibo a robotic dog from Sony?

Re:AIBO? What? (1)

TeknoHog (164938) | more than 4 years ago | (#29282253)

Aino is a Finnish woman's name. A phone with that name sounds like a Nokia. Even though Nokia seems to prefer model numbers (many of which are overloaded with very old and very recent models), it does use some obviously Finnish names such as Ovi (door) and Maaemo (Mother Earth).

Hooray technology (1)

Zouden (232738) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281823)

"and access the internet browser from anywhere in the world. "

You mean I can connect my phone to my PS3 over the internet, and use that to get access to the internet? Well done, Sony. But would it have killed you to choose a name that doesn't like a word sometimes used to describe your execs?

Re:Hooray technology (1)

TheSpoom (715771) | more than 4 years ago | (#29287853)

The whole point of this phone is to make the PS3 a requirement, so they're basically splitting its firmware in half, between the phone and the PS3. It's actually kinda interesting, in a horribly evil sort of way.

The porn star Aino (1)

twoblink (201439) | more than 4 years ago | (#29281849)

http://www.profilethai.com/wallpaper/original/profilethai_20080511110932.jpg

This Aino is much better...

Jailbreak (1)

Halotron1 (1604209) | more than 4 years ago | (#29284471)

So if you jailbreak the iPhone you can play playstation games.

If you jailbreak the Aino can you download iPhone apps from the App store? :)

No streaming? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29285695)

It would be 1000x more useful if I could start a movie and watch a steam of said move on my phone.

PS/2 Compatible phone (1)

AVryhof (142320) | more than 4 years ago | (#29287793)

I'm still waiting for a PS/2 Compatible phone.

I bet I could text faster with one of the old IBM Model M Keyboards.

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