It was somewhat of a big deal for Sony (and yeah, maybe AT&T felt a tingle too) when the Japanese manufacturer was able to get the Sony Xperia ion
on to AT&T's smartphone lineup. Even better was the $99.99 price that the carrier bestowed upon contract signing customers
purchasing the model. As its want, Best Buy has decided to get its inventory of the device moving out the door by cutting the price of the phone to zero
. The deal is available to new customers or existing ones with an upgrade in their pocket, who sign a 2-year contract.
The Sony Xperia ion is equipped with a 4.55 inch screen with resolution of 720 x 1280. This works out to a high pixel density of 323ppi. Under the hood you will find a dual-core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. 16GB of native storage graces the unit, which can be expanded thanks to the 32GB capacity microSD card. Around back is the big deal, a 12.1MP camera with AF and LED flash that captures video in 1080p. A 1.3MP camera in on front for your self-portrait and vide chatting pleasure. A 1900mAh battery keeps the phone alive and Android 2.3 (remember that build?) is installed.
The Sony Xperia ion is nothing if not a stylish piece of kit to hold in the palm of your hand. And while your friends are dazzled by the looks of your new phone, wait until you tell them the price.