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Sony Xperia ion is coming to AT&T on June 24th for the killer price of $99.99

Sony Xperia ion is coming to AT&T on June 24th for the killer price of $99.99
Do you remember the Sony Xperia ion folks? Well, some of you might’ve forgotten about it after the trove of recent top-shelf Android smartphones of late, like the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III. In fact, it was way back in January when we first heard word about it and actually seen the smartphone in the flesh – though, the lack of news surrounding it has seemingly quieted its anticipation. And to tell you the truth, some were skeptical if the handset would indeed come to fruition.

Early last month in May, there were rumors that the handset would indeed be coming, as it was speculated to launch sometime in June. Thankfully folks, we’re getting the official word this morning regarding the release of the Sony Xperia ion for AT&T. You might want to circle this down on your calendar, because the Xperia ion is slated to officially launch on AT&T starting on June 24! Just a tiny bit over 1 ½ weeks away, AT&T customers looking to try some other high-end Android smartphone should take notice of this device – mainly because there are some juicy things coming along with it.

If you have forgotten about it, this will surely jog your memory back. Specifically, the Sony Xperia ion stands out for featuring a 4.6” 720p HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 12-megapixel auto-focus camera with Exmor R for Mobile camera sensor, 1080p video recording, 1-megapixel 720p front-facing camera, HDMI out, DLNA, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, and LTE connectivity.





On the software side, it’s indeed going to be running Gingerbread out of the gate, but it’s mentioned by Sony that a bunch of Ice Cream Sandwich elements have been brought over – like quick access to the camera from the lock screen. Moreover, its multimedia centric features cover a wide range of options that covers Sony’s Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services. Lastly, being a Sony device and all, it’s branded as PlayStation certified – albeit, we’ll have to wait until a later date to see a separate PlayStation store where certified games can be purchased.

Let’s take a quick refresher folks! The Sony Xperia ion packs a snazzy 4.6” HD display, 4G LTE connectivity, dual-core processor, 12-megapixel snapper, HDMI out, and it’s PlayStation certified. Knowing all of that, how much are you willing to pay? No doubt, everything sounds wonderful with the Sony Xperia ion, but beyond the specs and hardware, the best thing going for it is the $99.99 on-contract price point it’ll be flaunting at launch! Yes people, it’s going to cost you only $100 to pick up the beast.

Oh yeah, similar to Samsung’s TecTiles, the Xperia ion is complemented by SmartTags, which are nothing more than customized NFC tags that can execute a host of functions. We managed to check it out, and from what we see, they’re a lot more durable than the sticker look of Samsung’s TecTiles. In fact, you can attach them to your key chain even. In terms of pricing, we’re told a pack will be sold for $25 – though, there’s no confirmation to its exact availability. So who’s excited about this one?

source: AT&T

Sony Xperia ion is coming to AT&T on June 24th for the killer price of $99.99
Sony Xperia ion is coming to AT&T on June 24th for the killer price of $99.99

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posted on 14 Jun 2012, 08:34 9

1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Holy shyt!! Only 99$!!?? My prediction came true. Pay this month bill n buy the phone!! Thanks a bunch SONY!

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:06

6. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


haha, I bet your jizzing right now after an effin long w8. . .

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 21:45

39. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I should become a analyst. and predict things that would actually happened.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 13:13

25. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Does anyone know the no-contract price? X10 was $350 at launch (without contract) - which was unbelievable. Can I hope for something similar :P?

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 08:43 6

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


WTF 99!!!

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 08:55 1

3. josephnero (Posts: 559; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


cool.thanks sony

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 08:59 7

4. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Bye bye lumia 900...

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:03 6

5. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 595; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


wow, for a premium brand like sony :O shocking!

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:13 7

7. BabyWade (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Smart move by AT&T since the SG3 is gonna be $199. If the problem with the capactive keys is fixed & the battery life is good I might just pass on the SG3 & go for the Ion but it all depends on the functionality between the two.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 13:20 2

26. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Agreed. Amazon would price both even lower as I've seen in the past - GS3 ($150/$100) vs Ion ($50/$0). Either way, it's gonna be sweet :D

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 20:43 3

36. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Babywade. I'm buying this cause it have 1900 mah battery if i remember. plus the camera is better than SG camera 12mp. BEST PART IS IT's PLAY STATION Certified. not to mention its a sexier design than the GS III

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:31 6

8. amjohnson2005 (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 May 2012)


ME!!!!! thank you Sony...finally a non-samsung phone with LTE and expandable memory! and nice sweet price indeed...dang it...i'm on vacation...so now i have to wait until June 30th...oh sweet anticipation...come to momma...my husband will be happy that i will be happy...finally...anyone know of the physical specs?

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:59

12. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Sony-Xperia-ion_id6818

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 21:45 1

40. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


getting mine next sunday, payday thursday. save money

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:41 7

9. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Damnit At&T has the best phones by far!

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 10:23 1

15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Verizon have the RAZR

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 11:34 4

20. jacky_luvsjrod (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 May 2010)


this is better thn the razr cuz it has a 720 p screen and a 12mp camera which the razr maxx doesnt iKno cuz my man has the razr maxx.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 21:46

41. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Thought everyone likes the RAZR and plus Verizon always gets the best phones than AT&T.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 12:24 5

22. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


The Droid lineup(Droid4,Incredible,razr,razrmaxx) on verizon makes it close but At&t has the note, skyrocket, lumina, titanII, and One X. that is a legit lineup.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 17:06 2

31. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


And do not forget the Motorola Atrix 3-ish coming soon, which is rumored to be the RAZR HD for AT&T. Great line up.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 21:47

42. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Never again buy Motorola phones. They only care bout Verizon.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:54 5

10. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


1.5ghz duel core, 12mp camera, and 4.6' screen for 100$ on a 2 year contract? Now that's what I call some awesome pricing! It may run gingerbread, but for those specs along with a future ICS update (I'm pretty sure), this phone is a steal!

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:57 1

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Great price, but I think it's absolutely ridiculous that Sony is releasing a high-end device still running Gingerbread at this point. ICS has been out for almost 8 months. There is no excuse for that & sprinkling a few newer features an old version of the OS just isn't good enough.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 20:45

37. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


It will get ICS could care less what version as long SONY promise they delivier. they already deliviered ICS for their S, P TABLET & MINI PRO their doing a good job unlike HTC or LG is or Motorola

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 10:03 1

13. baypkyi (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


What is the battery capacity? Can it be swapped out or is it an internal battery? Phone looks good, but if it can't last a day, what good is it?

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 10:13 1

14. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


If not mistaken I believe its around 1900mAh, and it's removable, battery like remains to be seen though. . .

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 14:04

27. schecter7 (Posts: 99; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


1900 mAh embedded battery with microSD slot. Here is the white paper link:

http://dl-www.sonymobile.com/cws/download/1/105/035/7/1339577245/Xperia_ion_LTE_WP_1.pdf

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 10:24 1

16. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


When i buy mine ill let u know. What phone do u have now?

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 15:50

29. baypkyi (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Motorola Bravo and I replace the battery with a spare each day. If I can't have a spare battery, then I will pass.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 17:09

32. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


The BRAVO??? You so deserve any phone you want. Not a horrible phone, but not really a good phone either. Hope this meets your needs!!

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