Sony Ericsson to Introduce Android Gaming Platform ➝

Engadget’s Joshua Topolsky reports that Sony Ericsson is planning to introduce a new Android gaming platform:

We now know (via a trusted source) that the company is actively and heavily developing a brand new gaming platform, ecosystem, and device (possibly alongside Google) which are already in the late stages of planning. And we’ve got the goods on it.

The device that will launch alongside the new platform has been described to them as a landscape slider with game controls in place of the typical QWERTY keyboard (think PSP go). The display will be between 3.7 and 4.1-inches with WVGA or better resolution.

The handset will run Android 3.0 with a new area of the Android Market specifically for their high-end PSP-quality games. God of War, Call of Duty, and LittleBigPlanet are all possible titles for the platform.

This could pose a real threat to Apple. Games is one area that iOS has excelled at, but if Engadget is right with their assertion that this new platform could launch as early as October, Apple’s going to have a serious fight on their hands.