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Sony returning to the U.S. market with a bang

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:47

Yesterday's unveiling of the Sony Xperia ion made us think about the hidden significance behind this announcement. The Xperia ion is not just a new top-of-the-line smartphone by the manufacturer. It represents Sony's commitment to setting its foot on the U.S. market once again...

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posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:49 5

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Yep its a sexah axx bang!!!!! I love the phones!

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:58 7

2. lboogy82788 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

Yeah the phone is nice and if Sony can release a quad-core monster at MWC, than I can say that Sony is making a comeback:)

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:58 1

3. rjbp64 (Posts: 28; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

SONY PLEASE COME TO VERIZON!!!!!!!!! But only with the Xperia S...

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:59

4. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I think the casual market still thinks of Sony as a premium and trustworthy brand because of its other products like the PS3 and its Bravia TV's. I believe because of those high-end connections, Sony will force its way into the casual audience, and it has the specs to steal a geeks heart

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 22:02

5. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

what dacs in there

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 22:03 2

6. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Looks like a captivate - I wonder how good that 12MP camera will be.....great job SONY (no Ericcson).

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 22:32

7. niteryda8 (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

I would love to purchase one of these fine Sony products, but for whatever reason their attention is never directed to Sprint. I have other Sony products that the phone will accompany very nicely, but if it doesn't come to Sprint, then to me it doesn't exist.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 22:39

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

Seeing Sony come out with these phones makes me drool :D Time to get rid of my arc for a xperia s :D

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 22:44

9. imkyle (Posts: 1084; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

I love my Galaxy S II, but this is some sick stuff. Way to go AT&T and Sony

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 00:35 2

10. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Sony is getting pretty amazing. I wish one of their top phones will be coming to sprint!

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 03:20 2

11. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I don't think there's a "brand recognition" problem, now that it's just Sony we're talking about.
On contrary, I see mass market being eager to adopt exactly this kind of phone wearing the Sony badge.
When you think about it, Sony is still THE electronic brand in the mindset of average consumer. HTC and Motorola are way behind in that regard.
People need a true alternative to Samsung, and Sony is just that.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 18:59

25. Gangzz (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

Well said bro!

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 03:24 5

12. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

oh and yeah, comparing Nokia 900 with this?

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 03:32 4

13. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

actually, here's a dare to phonearena: compare the lumia 900 with arc s, in the standard side to side spec battle (not the new xperia s, but arc s)
my bet is that arc s will put up a good battle. maybe even win.

and then put lumia 900 against ion.
need I even say that ion would absolutely trash it?
I see it winning in EVERY SINGLE column

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 04:46

14. rahulcena5565 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Nov 2010)

Only USA :'(

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 05:28 1

15. hedinn (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

I prefer the xperia S but this is a strong offering. But by what standards is Nokia lumia 900 a montser offering? I don't see how that phone even compares.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 06:24

16. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

it will come to the rest of the world for sure..

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 06:28

17. gammaSharma (Posts: 33; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

what is the need of these ugly hardware buttons. It just looks like a copy of motorola now. The design does not look anything like sony. The Arc design should have been maintained.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 07:02

18. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)

i really love this phone! very iconic and standing out. 12 mp camera... damn cybershots their the best!... bravia engine... damn they make damn great televisions... and sony appliances are so expensive than their korean counterparts... i love japanese technology and everything japan because my mom always tells me japan always love perfection... when a biscuit they plastic gets a minor crack or something... it automatically goes to the garbage...

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 08:08

19. sonisoe (Posts: 434; Member since: 06 May 2009)

yup except for x10 which i believe was more of a trial product... i've had an xperia arc as well as xperia mini pro... the ui is beautiful and polished and is not "heavy" so performance dosnt really suffer....

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 08:09 3

20. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

Lumia 900? Yeh it's a good phone and everything...but the Xperia ARC S is even better while compared to it....

I really love this phone, I'll buy it no matter what. I won't buy the Samsung Galaxy S3 or whatever they come up with and claim the best. I won't buy an ugly looking Quad Core phone with 2 GB RAM because of a simple reason...I don't need it, neither will most of the people. The Xperia Ion gives me the specs I need and even much more. The SEN(Music and Video unlimited) is one huge advancement over every other device. And the Playstation Store? Please, this phone is equipped with a dual 1.5 GHZ Processor, a 720P Super LCD Screen, Mobile Bravia Engine, 12 MP SONY camera capable of 1080P HD, 3D pictures and Panorama, a front facing camera with 720P for Skype, Exmor R Sensor, the best android skin I've ever seen and it has Micro SD support....why would I even bother searching for another phone with superior specifications?

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 08:43 1

21. chuckyoo (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

All sony have to do to gain major interest and sales for this device is release it with Android 4.0. Showing off a nice device is dumb if you are known for taking time upgrading your device. Could be a great competition once ICS is inside that monster.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 09:00

22. naga.appani (Posts: 36; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)

I did not like that design at all....

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 11:58 1

23. Jyakotu (Posts: 852; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

In terms of brand recognition, I think that the fact future phones will be just SONY will help it to boost sells. Like someone said earlier, SONY is still known as a high end brand when it comes to electronics to the average consumer. I think the Xperia ion looks great and has a chance of doing some numbers.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 18:56

24. Gangzz (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

Ray! Are u kidding me? Lack of Brand familiarity for SONY?? Yes, phone. So what? Sony always rules. Would you compare it to the KODAK's new phone?

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