Rumours are churning and the news is HTC may be getting PlayStation Certification as soon as late February. This is according to sources close to the project. The news may be officially announced during Mobile World Congress, which is to be held in Barcelona later on this month. This would mean HTC owners will be able to play PlayStation One games on their HTC devices.
The certification program was launched in early 2011 by Sony and although a number of mobile device manufacturers have shown interest, none has come out to openly announce the same. Looking at these rumours in perspective, it makes sense to see HTC repositioning their devices for a different market entry. HTC recently bought a majority stake in Beats By Dr, an audio innovation company that sells audio technology as well as the iconic Beats By range of headphones and earphones.
It is expected that HTC will be integrating the Beats sound system into their upcoming devices and with a PlayStation certification, it makes for some very compelling gaming points for the phone. HTC will be looking to create a better niche for their phones especially after the bruising they got from Apple just when the HTC range of phones was starting to take off in the US.
To this end, HTC did announce that they would be scaling back the number of devices they release into the market in order to concentrate more on creating an outstanding user experience rather than getting caught up in device wars. HTC phones run the Android operating system although some of the older phones run on Windows Mobile.