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Category: Gaming Hardware

Unreleased PSP Accessories Add Touch Screen and Cellphone Service

Written on May 19, 2011 by Adam Eve

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If only Sony didn't scrapped the idea, users would have been indulging themselves on transforming their consoles to mobile phone by now.

’s boasts and cellular antennas. But no one knows that the company also planned to add these features on the — the same time they were working on the console’s camera accessory and GSP receivers.

Based on the diagram of a filed patent application below, Sony Computer Entertainment details a touchscreen panel accessory. Users would plug the device in PSP’s USB port and flip the touchscreen on top of it. There is also a stylus that could be used to give on-screen keyboard input or play games.

In addition to this, Sony also planned to release a touch panel with a , making PSP a portable phone. Compare to the , it has numeric keys drawn on it to make the device feels like a regular phone.

Drafted in 2004 based on a Japanese patent, the touchscreen accessories were scrapped. But now that the diagram is out in the open, would you like to see your PSP turning to a mobile phone?

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