It looks like Bert Nordberg, the CEO of Sony Ericsson, is softening us up prior to an official announcement of the “PlayStation Phone” next year. Nordberg told the Wall Street Journal “There’s a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere” when asked about the PlayStation Phone rumours and leaks.
Bert also said “the future might be brighter” when questioned why we’ve not yet seen a PlayStation-branded Sony Ericsson gaming phone. Basically, don’t be surprised when this is announced:
Bert also said Sony Ericsson plans to make a lot of “noise” at Mobile World Congress next February, which is a pretty strong suggestion that Sony Ericsson will be announcing this “PlayStation Phone” or whatever the lawyers and marketing departments say it should be called, early next year.
Finally, the WSJ suggests the PlayStation Phone will actually be branded as an Xperia handset, which we’d imagine might be a compromise to appease Sony Computer Entertainment and help make this FANTASY PRODUCT happen.