So where do HTC, who, it has just been revealed, will officially manufacture PlayStation handsets, fit into the tech industry’s version of speed dating? The "quietly brilliant" Taiwanese company is known to deliver the goods in the hardware department, and its flagship One X device certainly gives the much-lauded Samsung Galaxy S III a run for its money in terms of specs. Thus, one suspects, Sony’s opening of PlayStation Suite – which has just been renamed to PlayStation Mobile – to third-party Android manufacturers (HTC being the first confirmed), is a match made in heaven.
It’s certainly refreshing to see Sony cave in and liberate its closed-off services in line with today’s market. When the PS Vita was announced, many presumed Sony would simply push an improved PSP and be done with it, but with cross-platform technology and now a PlayStation Mobile device on the horizon, the future certainly looks brighter for Sony Entertainment.
“HTC is focused on delivering innovative mobile experiences for people everywhere and SCE’s immersive world of gaming will bring compelling entertainment to HTC One customers across the globe.” -Kouji Kodera