Sony Mobile and ATT today announced the Xperia ion from Sony will be available in all ATT channels starting June 24. This Android smartphone will cost $99.99 with a 2-year contract. Here is more info:E
Sony's first 4G LTE smartphone comes with a 4.6-inch HD Reality display (1280 x 720), as well as the ability to view HD content on the big screen via HDMI. The HDMI connection also opens the Xperia ion's TV launcher, a customizable home screen carousel of application shortcuts. You can navigate the TV launcher and the rest of the Xperia ion's menus at your convenience using your TV's remote control.
Shutterbugs will love the Xperia ion's 12-megapixel Fast Capture camera and quick launch feature to seize life's unexpected moments. With its dedicated camera button, the Xperia ion swiftly goes from standby to first camera shot in just 1.5 seconds and then from shot-to-shot in less than a second, ensuring you don't miss a moment. Xperia ion boasts all-around HD video recording, so whether capturing memories or video chatting, you can be sure to have high-quality video on the go using either your rear or front-facing cameras.
Xperia ion is complemented by SmartTags, which let you do things you normally do on your phone, but more quickly and easily, with just one tap. Using near field communication technology, SmartTags let you store device preferences for a variety of locations and situations - like opening and controlling volume on the music player if you head out for a run, turning on GPS and Bluetooth in the car or turning on your alarm and silencing your ringer at night.
Sony Entertainment on the Go
Taking your music and videos with you everywhere just got easier than ever thanks to the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN). Sony Music Unlimited puts a global catalog of more than 12 million songs at your fingertips, and Sony Video Unlimited makes sure there is never a dull moment with the latest Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows from all major studios available for you to rent or buy.
For the Xperia ion, both Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited are available for download from the Google Play store. AT&T customers who buy the Xperia ion will get to try the premium service level of Music Unlimited free for thirty days. The Xperia ion is also ready for advanced gaming as it is PlayStation(R) Certified. The hardware is optimized to deliver an exceptional gaming experience and users will have future access to PlayStation titles as the catalog is developed. With so much entertainment to be enjoyed, the Xperia ion comes with plenty of internal memory, with the option to add up to 32GB external (microSD) memory.
-4.6" (measured diagonally) 720p HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine for unbeatable HD viewing -HD imaging excellence from Sony: 12MP camera with Exmor R for Mobile camera sensor, 1080p HD video -recording on primary camera, 720p HD front-facing chat camera -Easy multi-screen connectivity with HDMI and DLNA -1.5Ghz dual core processor -16GB internal memory with microSD expansion slot supports up to 32GB -PlayStation Certified for high quality mobile gaming