Well yesterday was a bit of a whirlwind wasn’t it? It started off with the claims that the PlayStation Phone is real, and ended with CB laying the proverbial smackdown upon the whole situation (he’s our hero). Engadget are remaining resolute though, and have been openly talking about the phone which they say is “still real”, and codenamed ‘Zeus’. Nobody tell Kratos ok? They had the following to say:
“The PlayStation Phone in the photos we ran last night, and the device reported on back in August is most definitely real. We’re not saying that because we want to believe or because we’re gingerly trying to nab pageviews: we’re saying it because we know it to be true. This is a device which has been confirmed through multiple, trusted sources. And we’re not just talking good tipsters — some of our information comes from people much more closely connected to the project. Even since last night we’ve received more info about the phone — learning that its codename is “Zeus”.
While there will be plenty of speculation on whether or not what we’ve shown you is real, we would never run the images or the information without a healthy sense that we were bringing you fact, and not fiction. We don’t like to boast, but as the guys and girls who brought you the first pictures and review of the Nexus One, the first details and images of the Dell Venue Pro (aka Lightning), the first pictures of the new MacBook Air, the first photos of the iPad, and the first photos of the iPhone 4, we feel pretty confident in our abilities to deliver the goods. Of course, this story is just beginning — so hold on tight.”
They also went on to talk about the ‘Z-System’, which was spotted running on the phone by an eagled eyed reader. Apparently this is linked to Z-System.com, which is owned by Sony Ericsson, who has also trademarked the name which is described as “software for interacting or playing with electronic or video games”.
It’s like a Scooby Doo mystery.