The first day of world's largest international consumer technology tradeshow appeared to be quite fertile for Sony Electronics (yes, SE is rebranded as Sony), with its President and COO, Phil Molyneux unveiling their most recent Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia Ion.
Promising to experience pure entertainment in brilliant HD, Sony Xperia Ion is quite easy to fall in love with! The phone hooks up into the 4G LTE network of AT&T, being available this spring. The 12MP camera to capture your memories in less than a second and an extremely thin design grabbed the attention of many, without a hands-on look at the device.
Other noteworthy specs include a 4.6-inch HD touchscreen, HDMI-out, plus an interface for a TV launcher and a 1280×720 display that makes use of Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine – suspected to be the same technology as to Sony’s line of Bravia TVs.
A compatible dock, the Xperia Ion comes with, enables larger display viewing, and when attached to a TV, users have the ability to play music, view photos and even send out SMS messages from the Xperia Ion to the TV- controlled using any TV remote!
As for the external appearance - Xperia Ion comes housed in an aluminum shell that's promoted as "thin, lightweight, and durable" and the screen is one of Sony's so-called Mobile Bravia Reality Display modules — a technology offering a laminated, gapless appearance.
A release date and price on the Xperia Ion is yet to be announced by Sony, but look for it to launch on AT&T this spring, and don't worry — an Android Ice Cream Sandwich is already in the works!