Sony Xperia ion expands its rollout as Hong Kong is next on the list

Sony Xperia ion expands its rollout as Hong Kong is next on the list
Although we’re still cautiously awaiting word about the availability of the Sony Xperia ion with AT&T here in the US, it seems that the smartphone is continuing its global rollout as Hong Kong appears to be next on the list.

Late last month, the smartphone was released in Taiwan, but now it’s slowly moving towards its next market in Hong Kong. Despite not having an exact date for its release, Sony Hong Kong has actually started accepting reservations for the device – where it’s being attached with a suggested retail price of $670 (HK$ 5,198). No doubt it’s a wallet busting cost, but hey, that’s the price you’ll need to cough up to experience this prized smartphone.

At this point, considering that they’re currently accepting reservations for it, the release date shouldn’t be too far away. As much as some diehard fans would fathom snagging at the opportunity of picking it up, the hefty price point might dissuade people from going through with it. Nevertheless, we’re sorely hoping to hear something regarding its availability with AT&T in the near future. Seeing that we're nearing the end of May and close to knocking on June's door, we're eager to hear something soon about it – especially considering that we first heard about this phone back in January at CES.

via Unwired View & TechOrz (translated)


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  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1900 mAh(4.00h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. mhiharis

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

SONY wake up..................what about USA release. I gave up. Changed my mind for GALAXY S3.

15. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Thumbs down... I'll wait xperia GX.

2. thelegend6657 unregistered

This or Xperia S ?

6. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Xperia S = Better design, Smaller screen(But has more PPI) Xperia Ion = Bigger battery, Micro SD and bigger screen.

3. Jericho unregistered

sony. Sony. SONY! stop releasing bulls**t and crappy phones you are not apple(icrap) that people are gonna buy ur phones like sheeps. With this crap u can't compete with htc one x, galaxy s 3, lg optimus 4x. And we don't know when is xperia gx coming so yeah don't release this just release xperia gx and start to fight don't play safe.

7. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Even though Y2J lost yesterday...he out performed every other wrestler. Cheers And totally agree, they should just release the GX internationally, release the ION with S4 and ICS in USA.

12. hitechredneck

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Then why don't you move to Japan where the GX gets released in July for Japan only.

4. Jericho unregistered

sony. Sony. SONY! stop releasing bulls**t and crappy phones you are not apple(icrap) that people are gonna buy ur phones like sheeps. With this crap u can't compete with htc one x, galaxy s 3, lg optimus 4x. And we don't know when is xperia gx coming so yeah don't release this just release xperia gx and start to fight don't play too defensive.

5. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

i like the person above gave up on this phone im tired of waiting for it to come to the US i need a new phone i would get the s3 but i dont like the design thumb me down all u want idc i dont like the design of the s3 and i also would never go back to an iphone even if they release the iphone 5 . Ugh this sucks well ill just have to get whatever is available right now..

8. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Galaxy Nexus is sufficient and cheap?

9. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

This will be my Android phone that will go with my Nokia 808 PV.

10. x01hst

Posts: 13; Member since: May 21, 2012

Sony and AT&T, Why didn`t say anything? Hong Kong and Taiwan is ready now!? But US is nothing else. you guys deceive to consumer ????

11. hitechredneck

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I don't know who told people that the ION got released in Taiwan but thats not correct. It will be released at the end of May in Taiwan. There is nothing on Sony's website in Taiwan that even shows the ION just all the other experia lines like the S, P, U, Sola. Same with Sony in China. I've been surfing the web and going to Japans websites for Sony and NTT Docomo plus CNET in japan. In the Experia blog net tells the storyhttp://www.xperiablog.net/2012/05/08/xperia-ion-coming-to-taiwan-at-end-of-may-united-states-in-june/

13. rayman173

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

So with this super late release......i'll be paying no more than 149.99 on contract for this phone right???..........They better not charge freaking 299.99

14. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Buy this phone!

16. x01hst

Posts: 13; Member since: May 21, 2012

Hong Kong Sony was officials announced reserve start and delivery on Jun. Why US is not coming yet?????????

17. rayman173

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Sony u have until June 27th to release this phone....if not then I'll be putting a galaxy note in my pocket and that is that

18. bkvip

Posts: 1; Member since: May 27, 2012

waiting....... = borin'

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