October 28, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson
Yesterday, Engadget unleashed pictures showing a PlayStation Phone prototype from Sony Ericsson, and revealed that the device would hit shelves before long. There were soon scattered reports saying the photos were false, but Engadget quickly guaranteed that the PlayStation Phone indeed was legit, citing a series of trusted sources.
Now some circumstantial information has appeared, namely that the PlayStation Phone’s gaming platform might be called Z-System and that it also may be what the device itself is going to be called. The name can be seen in the upper-left corner of one of the photos, and Z-System.com is also a domain that just so happens to be owned by Sony Ericsson Mobile Co.
Apparently, SE also holds Z-System trademarks in the U.S. and in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, and most probably in other places as well. The trademarks were approved earlier this year in a category that includes “software for interacting or playing with electronic or video games,” which suggests that Z-System is the name of the platform and not the device.
Z-System might not be a name Sony Ericsson ends up using, but it’s an interesting discovery nonetheless. On a side note, the 1980 date on the device in the photo below suggest the PlayStation Phone also might come with mind-blowing time-travelling capabilities.