PSP Phone mockup challenge furrows internet's brow

Mockup designs for Sony's rumored PSP Phone are nearly are unappetizing as the pre-iPhone iPhone mockups were.Take this one, for instance, published in foreign-language "Phone Mag." It went for the "boring enough to be convincing" cachet.

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The mushrooms kicked in long before T3 found its way to this next idea's awful D-pad -- it's based on a patent Sony itself filed.

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It isn't clear where the next one came from. My hunch is that the artist isn't going to be around any time soon to request attribution...

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The best of a bad bunch has another D-pad that would get a real industrial designer taken out back and whipped with damp towels:

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Connext's design is pure Yanko:

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Another hard-to-source one that crops up over and over is this, which resembles one of those little portable import consoles that just plays old Nintendo ROMs.

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Sealover still loves that awful Spiderman font:

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Clipset designs a controller only Derek Zoolander could love:

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Matt Brady crosses the streams:

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"There is a strong sense of authenticity," wrote one blogger beneath this image:

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They couldn't possibly do it without including a UMD drive:

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Unwired View uncovered a child's drawing of the most obvious and banal possible implementation of a PSP Phone, that being the one filed by Sony Ericsson with the patent office:

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The appropriately-named I'm Bored has the right idea:

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