The Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone is already one of the most anticipated Android handset of 2011. Many pictures of the device have already leaked on the Internet, until now no pic or video displayed the Gamepad of the device. Now, a new video of the Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone dubbed as ZEUS has emerged on the Internet. The video gives a brief walkthrough of the phone’s UI – which looks like Android 2.3 – and the gamepad of the handset.
Here is the video I am talking about :
Sony PlayStation Phone ZEUS Leaked Video
From the video, it is clearly evident that the phone is thickâ€¦very thick. The thickness of the phone might turn off quite a few people from buying this phone. From the video, the screen size of the phone is around 3.7-inches.
The guys over at Engadget have got their hands on a few more pictures of the Sony PlayStation Phone along with some juicy’ details. The PlayStation phone is internally known as the Zeus. From the pictures, the phone looks to be pretty thick.
The leaked pictures show the prototype handset to be running on Android 2.2, but apparently there are multiple prototypes of the Zeus’ with different Android version on board. The leaked pictures also suggest that the device will launch with an 8GB microSD card pre-installed. It also looks like the handset will sport 512MB of internal memory. Hopefully, Sony Ericsson will bump the internal memory of the device to 1GB when it launches the Zeus’.
Readers can check out more pictures of the PlayStation Phone from Sony here.
After Spice launched the MI300, India’s first Android phone, Micromax also announced that it was planning to launch a few Android powered handsets. It looks like Videocon has already beat Micromax to it. It has announced the new Videocon Zeus V7500 – a budget Android smartphone.
Videocon Zeus V7500 Specifications
Dimensions: 114.9 x 56.8 x 12.6 mm
Weight: 114 gms
Display: 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, 320 x 480 pixels
OS: Android 1.6, Upgradeable to Android 2.1
Processor: 600 MHz
Memory: 512 MB ROM, 8 GB microSD card
Camera: 5 MP camera with autofocus, LED flash
Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
GPS: GPS transceiver with A-GPS
Battery: 1230 mAh Li-ion battery
The specifications seem pretty good, now only if the Zeus gets an upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo, it would be the perfect budget Android phone.
It is expected to be priced around the Rs. 10000 mark. It should be available by the end of 2010.
The hacking attack issue Google mentioned around a month ago has taken a much more serious turn. Wall Street Journal reports that the attack is much wider and has probably affected computers at 2,500 corporations and 10 US government agencies. At least two large companies that had been infiltrated are Merck and Cardinal Health, even though they claim to have isolated the incident.
The far reaching effects of this attack came in to notice when an employee of NetWitness –a cyber security firm– tried to install protective software on a client’s machine. The attack apparently started by enticing company employees to click on false anti-virus advertisement. Hackers used that information to get into corporate databases and in one case might even have gotten in to a soldier’s military email account. NetWitness –still closely involved in the investigations– says the full implication of the attack has still not been estimated.
The global attack started back in 2008 from a command center in Germany and has been operated from Europe and China. Some accounts state that nearly 75,000 computers in 196 countries have been effected. There is also speculation that an eastern European criminal group is behind the attack and a commonly used spyware called ZeuS was used to initially infect the computers. A full fledged investigation has been launched by the FBI to look into the matter.