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The “PlayStation Phone” Is Real, Still Unannounced

The “PlayStation Phone” Is Real, Still Unannounced (photo)

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Apparently Sony will be last to officially acknowledge the existence of its latest entry in the mobile phone space, the PlayStation Phone — or as it has been blandly branded, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, which you must admit rolls off the tongue like a thumbtack. For anyone late to this drawn out story, this is Sony’s worst kept secret. First were the blurry photos of the phone, but many blogs questioned their veracity. Then there were clear photos and, while convincing, some writers maintained jaded skepticism. It was fuzzy video footage that all but confirmed Sony’s new gizmo and now mega tech blog Engadget has clear video taken from their hands-on session. That’s right, hands-on. As in they have their hands on an actual Xperia Play. No, Sony still hasn’t announced it.

What’s the hold up? We might find out tonight when Sony holds a Tokyo press conference to discuss a new product.

Or we might hear about the PSP2, the anticipated follow up to Sony’s PlayStation Portable gaming device. According to early rumors, that’s more likely. Will Sony announce two competing mobile devices at the same event? Will they further extend their silence on the PlayStation Phone, sitting on the announcement a few more weeks for Mobile World Congress? Is it impossible to keep a secret in the tech industry?

We’ll learn the answers to some of those questions in a few hours. For now, check out Engadget’s in-depth look at a machine that “may or may not” exist.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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