Supposedly this phone is running the newest Android 2.3, and time can only tell if all of these bad boys will ship out of the box with this as-of-yet rare OS. This bad boy has got a 4-inch multitouch LCD screen with a pretty significant color performance for an LCD. Sony says the screen is powered by a Bravia engine to power that good color and screen performance. At the moment it's impossible to see what processor is powering this beast but we do know that it's running around 1GHz at the moment. It's got 512 MB of RAM to add onto that and with that comes out to a humongous 1,689 Quadrant score. Quadrant is a test that pushes the phone to it's max in processing internally and graphically and this phone blasts away almost anything in the market right now. It's got a front and rear facing camera as well thrown in, because all phones these days need those.
The rest of the phone, except for the gamepad, is pretty run of the mill; 4 buttons across the bottom, one power button on the top, a volume rocker and a camera button. The right side of the phone has added a left and right trigger so that when you flip it on it's side you can use them when you access the gamepad. The pad itself is branded with Sony's trademark triangle, circle, X and square buttons with a D-pad on the left. The most interesting part is the touchpad area in the middle that is to serve as the dual analog sticks; which anyone who has played as PSP knows that these are necessary.
From what it seems this is a pretty solid phone and a decent gaming machine as well to back it up. Sony's got some time to fix things since this hasn't even really be announced yet but look for them to spruce up the User Interface and talk about games on this bad boy when they do.