Pocket-Lint.com is reporting this morning that an Anonymous source tells them that HTC smartphones will be one of the first to receive Playstation Certification outside of the Sony brand. Color us a bit skeptical as Sony isn't exactly one to be known to share. But if this is indeed true it would be a real coup for HTC. Given their focus on multimedia with the Majority stakes in Beats, now rumors of PlayStation certification and let's not forget the potential for the first Quad-Core Tegra 3 phone on the horizon, HTC just might put itself back in the contention after a rocky end of 2011. Pocket-Lint goes on to say that PlayStation certified HTC devices would be made available in the second half of 2012 but we expect that if this rumor is true it should be a feature that should be implemented on capable devices that were launched without certification.