Sony Mobile Ion Streets June 24 for $99
Jun 14, 2012, 8:30 AM by Eric M. Zeman
AT&T today announced that the Sony Ion, the company's first U.S. LTE 4G device, will go on sale June 24 with an on-contract price tag of $99. The Ion is the first phone to ship from Sony without the Ericsson branding attached to it. The Ion is an Android phone with a 12-megapixel camera. It uses Sony's Exmor R sensor. It boasts a 4.6-inch full 720p HD Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine. The front camera supports 720p capture, and the Ion includes HDMI-out, and is PlayStation Certified. The Ion is also the first Sony device in the U.S. to include Sony Music Unlimited and Sony Videos Unlimited entertainment services, which can be used to consume music, movie, and television content on the device. The Ion will be boxed with several SmartTags, which are programmable NFC stickers that can be used to alter the Ion's behavior or change its settings (similar to Samsung's TecTiles). The Ion ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon.
AT&T's latest LTE 4G smartphones comes from Sony Mobile. The Xperia Ion offers a great display and excellent camera, but stumbles through some other key features.
Jan 9, 2012
AT&T today announced six new LTE phones, some with record-breaking high-resolution cameras. Sony Ericsson Xperia Ion, an Android phone with a 12-megapixel camera with Sony Exmor R sensor and 4.7-inch full HD display. A front camera also supports 720p capture.
Dec 17, 2012
Sony today provided an update to its Jelly Bean distribution timeline. According to Sony, the Xperia T, TX, and V will receive Android 4.1 in February and March as planned.
Oct 19, 2012
Sony Mobile today revealed a list of its devices that will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. According to Sony, the bulk of its 2012 Xperia lineup will receive Jelly Bean, including the Xperia T, TX, and V.
They're having a special event at a Best Buy in NY beginning at 1 minute past midnight on the 27th where they're giving away signed copies of a CD by Maroon 5 with the purchase of an Ion by the first 50 customers.
Only a 3 day difference, but it sure would be nice if they gave a firm date that wasn't so round-about.
gettin this one