Sony ION

Hot on the heels of AT&T's announcement, we took a few minutes to put the amazing Sony Xperia Ion through its paces. The device is thin, really really thin, and fast, very very fast. The Ion was perhaps the most striking device to have been announced by AT&T, and there are quite a few notable things that jump out.

First off, it will be a 4G LTE device, which is huge. As AT&T continues to build their network they need devices to entice users to want to jump aboard, and this phone does just that. Sporting a 4.6-inch 720p screen, the display is nothing short of stunning, and as it's powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, it moves around without any issue. A striking 12-megapixel camera is touted out back which will surely deliver some breaktaking pictures. Unfortunately the Ion ships with Gingerbread, but we can hope to see Ice Cream Sandwich on it sooner than later, given Sony's track record with updates back in the Sony Ericsson days. Hit the break for a few more images, and stay tuned for some video footage.

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There are 11 comments

dwd3885 says:

"Unfortunately it will ship with Gingerbread"

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Acelx says:

Yeah it makes no sense to buy another Gingerbread device if it comes out late 2012.

I Monarch says:

Where do you get the notion that it's not coming out until late 2012?

dwd3885 says:

2nd quarter 2012 at the earliest.

Dmaki650 says:

Personally it does not matter for me if a phone comes with ICS. I'm excited for this phone!!

rn.labib says:

me too, I tried Samsung Galaxy 2 , Infuse , HTC sensation , all of them couldn't display Arabic font , however I went to the sony store to check out an old phone they have called the Neo V , and to my surprise it displayed Arabic . SONY way to go , all other manufactures should follow Sony.

eahinrichsen says:

That is a beautifully designed phone. I love that it's clean and angular without having the overly-industrial appearance that you see in Motorola phones, for example.

DrDoppio says:

This is a nice phone, but the kevlar body of the Droid RAZR is quite impressive...

vinny jr says:

Very slick looking. Modern, great hardware and the bootloader is unlocked on these phones. If ICS isn't pushed out right away you can easily root it and flash it. All the great phones out now, I'm looking for great hardware that can be hacked. After that you have no problems. Of course you need dev support.

Alex1x says:

How is the camera quality?

fjleon says:

sony phones have always had the best camera quality out there and i don't think this will be the exception