Sony launches national television ad campaign for Sony Xperia ion
The Sony Xperia ion launched Sunday via AT&T and is priced at $99 with a new two-year pact. If you go directly to the Sony or Best Buy website, you can find the phone for just $49.99 with the same two-year contract. If you'd like to learn more about the handset, you can check out our review of the Sony Xperia ion.
1. residualhatred (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 May 2012)
I just dont get it. Android 4.0 was released last fall and they are still releasing phones with Android 2.3. Smdh! You have Google about to release their next tablet with 4.1, yet we still releasing phones with an older version of android.
3. nagirodu (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)
In other countries now, ION is shipped with ICS.
4. AbhiD (Posts: 60; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
carriers in USA are the biggest problem...,
in other parts of the world this phone is launching with ICS on the go...!!!
8. JunitoNH (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Because is a stupid commercial, makes no sense. If you didn't know better, probably better fitted for a video game.
5. jpayne7660 (Posts: 10; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
It's such a shame that the Ion just falls short on specs. I just came from the AT&T store and was "testing" the phone out.
Amazing external device, phone feels like quality materials are used (brushed aluminum looks great!)
That dedicated camera key makes it a cinch to take pictures
Gingerbread...I mean really?!
The ear piece volume is terribly low and unclear
Navigation buttons on screen are impossible to see at night (small thin bar lights up under the icons (back, menu, etc...)
With just a few tweaks the phone would definitely be a contender, but considering you can get it as low as $50 on contract, might make it appealing to the non-hardcore android users.
6. mhiharis (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
a dated phone with a dated operating system with a great build quality. Feel sorry for SONY. A great FLOP.
7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5170; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Now that's a awesome commerical. Tried to get mine today but says that my upgrade won't be available till AUGUST I don't mind waiting for another two months. I'll just buy the dock first and then the phone and plug in my PS3 controller
9. bayusuputra (Posts: 931; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
erm.. what's wrong with GB? it's not as if it won't work, adn it will get updated to ICS.. 2.3 is still better than iOS 6, so why the hate?
10. BLikens1619 (Posts: 51; Member since: 12 Apr 2008)
I personally don't care about which version of Android it has as long as I have Adobe Flash support. My big thing about this commercial for the US is that if you pause the video right when the guy plugs it into the smart dock, you see that it's a unlocked Ion which Sony says idn't available in the US.