NEW YORK, ( TheStreet) -- Sony ( SNE) Ericsson ( ERIC) looks to be making its move into mobile video game phones. Sony and its mobile phone partner Ericsson have built the PlayStation phone, a touchscreen device with a slide-out gaming console, according to a report by Engadget.
The so-called PlayStation phone is expected to run on Google's ( GOOG) Android operating system and use Qualcomm's ( QCOM) 1-gigahertz processor, according to Engadget. The PlayStation phone photographed by Engadget is a prototype, which raises the question of whether Sony Ericsson will be prepared to launch the game phone in time for the holidays. Missing the crucial spending season surge could be a major setback for a potential blockbuster phone. --Written by Scott Moritz in New York. >To contact this writer, click here: Scott Moritz, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To follow Scott on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/TheStreet_Tech. >To send a tip, email: email@example.com.