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Sony planning iPhone and iPad killas: PSPhone and PSPads coming?

With Sony’s recent offerings (PSP Go sales 50% under estimates) being somewhat below par, it is hard to get excited about anything coming down their pipe.  That, however, didn’t stop the Wall St. Journal from talking about their recent Sony leaks:

Threatened by Apple Inc.’s growing stable of portable devices, Sony Corp. is developing a new lineup of handheld products, including a smart phone capable of downloading and playing PlayStation games, according to people familiar with the matter.  The Japanese electronics giant also has a project under way to develop a portable device that blurs distinctions among a netbook, an e-reader and a PlayStation Portable, or PSP. The device is designed to compete against multifunction products such as Apple’s coming iPad tablet, these people said.

The new devices would take advantage of a new Sony online media platform, temporarily named Sony Online Service.  One of the bigger questions is will they run on the PSPoS or Android or something else?

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