Sony Xperia Ion Brings 12-MP Camera, LTE to AT&T June 24th for $99

Sony is looking to make a statement with its first post-Ericsson phone, the Xperia Ion, which comes packed with a 4.6-inch 720p display, a 12-MP camera with an Exmor sensor, a 1.5-GHz Snapdragon processor, and LTE, all for $99. 

Other features of the Xperia Ion include PlayStation certification, meaning that it will work with Sony’s Playstation universe. What exactly that means at this point is a little uncertain. The Xperia Ion will also have a near-field communications chip, and while it won’t work with Google Wallet, it will use Smart Tags, which, when tapped with the phone, will execute a number of preprogrammed activities, such as activating the GPS and Maps in your car.

Sadly, the Ion will ship with Android Gingerbread; although Sony says that it could be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, they didn’t give a timeframe. However, the Ion will have its own special TV Launcher interface that, when connected to an HDTV via HDMI, will pop up on-screen, and allow users to navigate through the interface using the TV’s remote control, regardless of the brand. Other features include 16GB of storage, expandable to 48GB total using a microSD card. 

As mentioned, the phone will be available on June 24 for $99. Stay tuned for our full review.

Email* (will not be published)
*Indicates required field
Submit Comments

All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options