HTC might be the first manufacturer outside of Sony to have their devices receive “PlayStation certification”. A report from Pocket-lint states that HTC will be making an official announcement sometime later this year, but might come as early as 2-weeks at Mobile World Congress.
Sony’s PlayStation certification program started last year and gives manufacturers a chance to bring PSOne games to Android smartphones and tablets. Kaz Hirai, Sony’s forthcoming president and CEO, stated last year that the PlayStation certification program “expands the PlayStation experience beyond the PSP border. It is the first cross-platform endeavour”.
HTC declined to comment on the rumour and it’s believed that we could see a device(s) – not known if new or existing – with PlayStation games by the second half of 2012.