The PlayStation Phone is almost here, and the hybrid device from Sony Ericsson is rumored to have Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) as its mobile OS. YouTube user xxmajstor managed to get his hands on what is said to be the Sony Ericsson Zeus - Z1 PlayStation Phone. Below is the spy video of the device in action.
Though Sony Ericsson's website has no information about anything "PlayStation" or "Zeus", there's no doubt that it will be hitting stores soon, possibly in time for Christmas. But what's most interesting about the Zeus is that "PlayStation" is merely an application (see the below video). Does this mean other Android devices could run the PlayStation app? Probably not. Sony will more than likely keep it on their own hardware.
The PlayStation games will probably be found via Sony's PlayStation app, much like as with the PSPgo (pictured right), the miniature step-brother to the PSP (PlayStation Portable), with the Sony App Store within the Android Market.
But regardless of the PlayStation aspect of this phone, it's still primarily an Android smartphone. And much like any other Android device, one of the biggest questions is about transferring your iTunes music and movies. Well, if the PlayStation Phone is anything like other Android cells running Gingerbread, then the solution should be the same. And Know Your Cell has published a great article on how to transfer your music from iTunes to the PlayStation phone. See it below.
So you have a large iTunes library and now you have a Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone -- but how can you make them work together to synchronize your music? The following guide shows you how to quickly and easy set up your computer to sync your Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone with music from iTunes.
The first section details how to acquire a small piece of software called "iTunes Agent", that allows you to use your PlayStation Phone with iTunes on a Windows-based computer (assuming that you already have iTunes installed, and have an existing library of music). Mac users can achieve the same results by installing a program called iTuneMyWalkman.
Step 1 Download and Run iTunes Agent
1. Download and install iTunes Agent.
2. Once installed, the application runs in the system tray and monitors iTunes.
3. Plug the PlayStation Phone into your computer's USB port and mount it (figure 1).
- Touch the USB icon that appears in the menu bar at the top of the display, and drag it down to expose the Android Notification Panel.
- Tap on USB Connected, and select Mount.
4. Create a folder on the mounted PlayStation Phone called Music.
The second section, below, details how to create a configuration for the PlayStation Phone in iTunes Agent's Preferences (figure 2 for all steps below).
Step 2 Configure the PlayStation Phone in iTunes Agent
1. Right-click on the iTunes Agent icon in the system tray.
2. Click Preferences.
3. Leave all defaults checked and click the New button.
4. Give the device a name (PlayStation Phone in this case).
5. Leave Synchronize pattern: set to iTunes.
6. Click the Choose button and select the Music folder you created on the PlayStation Phone.
7. Click the Create button and select the Music folder you created on the PlayStation Phone.
8. Click Save and then Close.
The final section below explains how to add music to your PlayStation Phone (figure 3 for all steps below).
Step 3 Add Music to the PlayStation Phone
1. Launch iTunes and you will see a playlist folder called My Devices, under which you will see the PlayStation Phone.
2. Simply drag the music you wish to synchronize from your iTunes library to your PlayStation Phone into this playlist.
3. Finally, right-click on the iTunes Agent icon in the system tray and select Synchronize devices.
Music is now copied to your Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone and can be played using the PlayStation Phone's Music application.
* Information about the Zeus via Fortune Tech