More PlayStation Phone Rumors Emerge

It was once said that loose lips might sink ships, but in today's day and age, loose lips, leaked slides, and a bevy of rumors have drummed up nothing but excitement for the upcoming PlayStation smartphone that's almost destined to be a hit.

So what's the latest being heard around the water cooler? For starters, it looks like the phone could be called "Xperia Play." The name was discovered in a European Union trademark filing, filed by a PR agency that represents Sony Ericsson as one of its clients. Another possibility here is that Xperia Play will refer to the mobile PlayStation app store and not the phone itself.

Moving on, when can you expect it to arrive? We're still crossing our fingers that we'll see this device at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, but the latest chatter suggests it's a stronger possibility it won't emerge until Mobile World Congress in February, followed by a release date sometime in April.

And that's really all that's new here. Previous rumors suggest the Android-based phone will include a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, and slide-out gaming controls.