Game on: Sony opens PlayStation Mobile store for Android

Sony is taking games beyond its own hardware with the Sony PlayStation Mobile platform. The game store opens today for Sony and Sony Xperia Android phones and tablets, with three HTC models to have access soon. Purchased games also run on Sony’s PS Vita.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Addresses Android Gaming Gap

Apple’s iOS currently offers a better mobile gaming platform than Android, but Sony aims to address that with the Xperia Play smartphone: the first Sony PlayStation Certified handset. Running Android 2.3, the phone uses a slide-out set of gaming controls to duplicate the PlayStation portable experience.

Android This Week: Honeycomb Smartphones; PSP Games; Custom Tablet ROMs

Honeycomb will get an official introduction at a Google press event, but it may not be just for tablets and definitely can run on single-core smartphones. Sony’s new PSP looks great, but Android fans will appreciate that Sony games are coming to Android later this year.

Will a PlayStation-Android Partnership Hurt Apple?

Wednesday night, Sony unveiled its next-generation portable console, dubbed the NGP. Alongside the new hardware unveil, it made the more ground-breaking revelation that it would be expanding the availability of PlayStation software beyond its own devices to Android handsets. How will that affect Apple and iOS?

Is There Any Demand For a True Gaming Phone?

Nintendo’s profits are in free-fall as Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch increasingly eat into the sales of the portable Nintendo DS. But isn’t it time somebody built a real gaming phone?

What Sony Ericsson Should Do With Its New $676M

Sony Ericsson's new Yari

Sony Ericsson's new Yari

Like a hard-luck gambler who can’t walk away from the table, Sony Ericsson is once again raising the stakes despite holding an ugly hand. The joint venture said it has secured $676 million in new funding — primarily from parent companies Sony (s sne) and Ericsson (s eric) — even as it posted another losing quarter.

The handset manufacturer saw sales in the most recent 3-month period fall more than 40 percent year-over-year, and estimated that its share of the handset market is at a stagnant 5 percent. And while it said the decline in global handset markets is slowing, it reiterated its outlook for a 10 percent slowdown in 2009 from last year, painting a less optimistic picture than the 7 percent slowdown predicted by Nokia (s nok). Read More about What Sony Ericsson Should Do With Its New $676M

Vid-Biz: Ratings, PSP, WGAE

Fall Season Start Not That Great; despite the rosy stories about strong debuts, NBC, ABC and the CW’s ratings are down. (TV by the Numbers)

Get Some Sony Movies on the Go; new feature on select Blu-ray discs will allow users to transfer movies from PS3 to their PSPs. (Video Business)

WGA East Signs New Digital Media Signatories; Dinosaur Diorama (The Burg) among the 11 new web creators that are now WGAE members, part of an active digital media push being made by the guild. (WGA East)

YouTubers Launch Record Label; DFTBA Records to focus on releasing music from up and coming YouTube musicians. (YouTube Blog)

Big Ten Signs thePlatform for Online Video; the cable sports network will use the Comcast sub’s video platform to offer live and on-demand game coverage from the Big Ten Conference. (Broadcasting & Cable)

WPP Case Against SpotRunner Dismissed; WPP’s securities fraud and breach of contract case against the TV ad firm was based on the selling of SpotRunner shares; WPP plans to appeal. (paidContent)

EyeTV Releases iPhone App; lets users access live and recorded content from Macs. (Zatz Not Funny!)