At CES, the Sony Xperia Ion was announced, Sony's first LTE smartphone that compliments Sony HD TVs with super fast Sony camera built-in. It is expected to have a release date in the second quarter of this year.
Reviewers who have seen it call it pure Sony. Features of the Sony Xperia Ion include 4.6" HD (1280x720) touchscreen, 12MP camera (1080 capture), HDMI port, aluminum body and 1.5GHz processor. It will lauch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The Sony Xperia Ion touchscreen is powered by the Sony Bravia engine that is also found on Sony TVs.
The Sony Xperia Ion is designed to complement Sony's other media and equipment such as:
- The Sony Xperia Ion is PlayStation certified for PlayStation gaming.
- It offers HD sharing through DLNA, HDMI and BRAVIA Sync to quickly and easily stream content on other screens.
- The HD camera goes from standby mode to first shot in 1.5 seconds
- Consumers can watch their favorite content from the Sony Entertainment Network by connecting their Xperia through HMDI to TV or share photos wirelessly with just one touch.