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We haven't seen much of the AT&T Sony Xperia Ion since it first reared its head back at CES. But if a recent banner ad appearance is to be believed, Sony's 4.7-inch LTE device could be arriving stateside sooner rather than later. The text ad, sighted in Gmail by DroidMatters​, states that the Xperia Ion is "coming exclusively to AT&T in June." That's not entirely surprising given the Ion's purported "Q2" launch window, but it's a welcome sign that the phone hasn't been subjected to any further delays.

The Ion, which we first got to play with back in January, represents an important step in Sony's efforts to gain a greater foothold in the U.S. smartphone market. The manufacturer will be hoping the combination of a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, a 4.7-inch 720p display and 4G LTE connectivity will tempt American buyers over the next couple of months.

Source: DroidMatters; via: PhoneArena


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AT&T Xperia Ion could be coming in June, according to ad


Isn't this the phone that got announced with Gingerbread? . . . I hope all this time was used to update the damn thing or else it's dead on arrival! . . .

If it isn't releasing at a price point lower than the One X, it has very little chance of surviving.

The ION needs something to set it apart from the HOX & SGS3 otherwise it gets stuck in the back of the showroom floor. I wish Sony had given the ION the lightbar bottom like the Xperia S has.