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So Sony just announced the successor to the PSP but there was no announcement about the Playstation phone. Well, prior to the announcement of the NGP, Sony revealed the Playstation Suite, which does have something to do with phones.

Basically, Playstation Suite is a service that brings Playstation content to other devices and at the press meeting, it was all about the Android (Android 2.3 or beyond). That’s right folks, you’ll soon be able to play Playstation games on your Android smartphones and tablets. As of now, they have only announced PSOne games, such as Cool Boarders 2 and Syphon Filter to be playable as well as future original Playstation games. All this will be available once the Playstation Store shows up on the Android market. Also, the Playstation Suite service will also be on the NGP.

Any of you Android users excited about this news as finally you’ll be playing games that aren’t just stuff from the iPhone or is this just Sony trying to get more money. If there’s one thing to be said, this could be a step towards the Playstation phone possibly coming out later this year.

Source: Joystiq 1, Joystiq 2

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Smartphones are everywhere these days, from seeing them at work, to people checking them at bars/parties, at school and even at home! They are a vital technology for many people, and yet, there is animosity between them.

Different smartphone users dislike other smartphone companies, and the individuals that use them.

Here is a real world situation that I have seen:
Guy – Check out pictures of my kids!
*Pulls out Blackberry*
Girl – Ohh, how cute! Want to see a video of mine?
*Pulls out iPhone*
Guy – Does yours have Blackberry messenger?
Girl – There’s an App for that
Guy – Mine’s cheaper!
Girl – Mine’s an Apple product, and therefore better!
Guy – Well … mine has a keyboard!
Girl – There’s an APP FOR THAT!
Guy – Stop saying that!!!
Girl – Make me!

It only got worse from there … so, the hatred is clear. But what has been somewhat murky, is why.

The folks at Geekologie have thankfully provided a nifty diagram showing what Android, Blackberry and iPhone users think of themselves and others.

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Best Apps For Droid

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(Post by nerdbastards contributor Melissa Fouch Machowski)

Last week I happily unwrapped my package containing my brand-spankin’ new Android, Verizon’s answer to the iPhone rage. My biggest complaint matches up with the 1.9 million reviews I read (ok, maybe it was only 1.8 million, but still). The battery life sucks. I’m used to going days without charging my trusty old Blackberry 8703e — even with lots of phone and data use. Oh, how I miss the sweet sweet days of Blackberry’s battery life.

But that was yesteryear. I now own a Droid Eris, not to be confused with Motorola’s bulkier, more pricey Droid with the enticing slide-out keyboard. So far: I really like this phone in spite of the battery life. Verizon’s coverage rules and so far, being new to smartphones, I’m pretty happy with some of the apps in the Droid Market. Here are my top picks…SO FAR: (more…)