Sony Xperia ion

Sony Xperia ion NFC 4G LTE android handset for AT&TNFC enabled Sony Xperion ion

The Xperia ion nfc is Sony s 4G LTE version of the Xperia S. Less internal storage and a bit larger 4.6-inch screen but otherwise shares the same specifications. The ion is exclusive to AT&T in the US.
update july ’12; Also for sale in the Sony store!
update july ’12; In September in Europe expected !
update august ’12; The ION will hit the Middle East and Africa markets before the end of August.

This flagship of the new Xperia NXT (NeXT generation) series has a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 dual core processor, the Adreno 220 GPU, 1 GB RAM, a 4.6-inch 720×1280 resolution reality display, a 12 MP camera with Exmor R mobile and NFC.
The Xperia ion will Launch with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) O.S., but the handset will be upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

The Xperia ion will be available in the second quarter of 2012 with NFC pairing and tag reading functionality switched on. (Sharing enabled with Beam after upgrade to Android 4)

Some key features for the Xperia Ion:
– 4.6 inch HD Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, with HD resolution screen (1280 x 720), as well as rear (1080p) and front (720p) cameras for HD recording

– 1.5 GHz dual-core processor for fast browsing and content download, which can be stored on the internal 16GB flash storage.

– 12 MP rear camera with Sony Exmor R™ for mobile with fast/capture to go from standby to first shot in 1.5 seconds.

– HD sharing through DLNA, HDMI and BRAVIA sync to quickly and easily stream content to other screens.

– PlayStation™ Certified and access to entertainment services from Sony Entertainment Network, like Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited.

check price at AT&T;
Xperia (TM) ion by Sony – Black

update august; via BestBuy for $ 0,-
See all AT&T Mobile Phones with Plans at BestBuy


Available colors Black
Platform Android 2.3
Size 133.0 × 68.0 × 10.6 mm / 5.2 × 2.7 × 0.4 inches
Weight 144.0 gr / 5.1 oz
Memory Flash memory: 16GB eMMC RAM: 1 GB
Memory card slot: microSD™, up to 32GB
(Actual free memory may vary due to phone pre-configuration)
Screen 4.55″ 16M colour TFT / 1280×720 pixels

Battery performance
Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configuration, and phone usage.
UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100 Talk time up to 4 hours, Standby time up to 350 hours
GSM /EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Talk time up to 10 hours, Standby time up to 400 hours

A Standby time specification is an industry standard. The only intention is to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Factors including – but not limited to – network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic strongly effect standby power consumption. Therefore, Standby time specification comparisons of different mobile phones can only be done in a controlled laboratory environment. When using any mobile phone in real life – ie, under circumstances for which the mobile phone is intended – the actual standby time could be considerably lower and will be strongly dependent on factors as mentioned above.
Music Listening time: 12 hours


Video stabilizer
Avoid blurriness caused by slight hand movements.

HD video recording – 1080p
Record High Definition video with a simple touch of a button.

Flash / light type – LED
When lighting conditions are poor, your picture can still be good.

Digital zoom – up to 16x
Get close to your subject.

Camera – 12.1 megapixel
Capture and share special moments.

Video recording
Capture the action as it happens.

Video light
More light when shooting video.

Touch focus
Touch the screen to set the focus area.

Sony’s Exmor R™ for mobile CMOS sensor
Image sensor with enhanced imaging characteristics.

Smile Shutter™
Let the camera automatically snap the shot when your subject flashes a smile.

Send to web
Catch moments with your camera and send straight to your personal web site or blog.

Red-eye reduction
Use it when taking people photos using flash.

Image stabilizer
Avoid blurriness caused by slight hand movements.

Geo tagging
Have your photo tagged with information on where it was taken.

Front-facing camera
Your phone is video-chat ready – and the front-facing camera is great for self-portraits too.

Face detection
Your phone automatically sets the focus on the faces in your pictures.

Auto focus
Automatic focus for optimal clarity.

3D sweep panorama
Take your pictures with 3D Sweep Panorama. View them on a 3D TV or on the multi-angle 3D display.


Supports music tones – MP3, AAC
Use original artist recordings as ringtones.

Music mood mapping. Listen to, and create, playlists of songs sorted according to the mood of the music.

xLOUD™ Experience
Maximized, massive speaker sound thanks to the Sony xLOUD engine audio filter technology.

Sony Ericsson Music player
Enjoy your favorite music sorted by artist, album and track. Shuffle and smart playlists supported.

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Music from phone to headset over a wireless connection.

Album art
Choose music by browsing CD album arts or other images


Android™ Market
Get apps and games – download straight to your cell phone.

Web browser – WebKit
Full Internet browser with support for standard protocols, images and video.

Pan & zoom
View webpages as you like – get a quick overview or zoom in on details.

Google Voice Search
Use your voice to search the web or to quickly launch a call to a friend.

Google™ search
Find what you’re after with the Google™ search function.

Quick access to your favorite websites.


Radio – FM radio with RDS
Radio entertainment around the clock.

View your favorite YouTube™ videos, or upload your own – access is easy via the YouTube™ application.

Motion gaming
Gaming gets physical – turn, swing, move your phone to control the action.

Media Browser
Media content in one place for fast and easy access.

3D games
Enjoy quality games with full color and depth.


Synchronization – Exchange ActiveSync®
Stay seamlessly synchronized with your Microsoft® Exchange email server.

Google Maps™ – with Street View
Find your way to your destination.

USB mass storage
Connect and move items between computer and phone.

TV out
Go for a bigger screen – connect the phone to a TV, projector or other device.

Synchronization via Google Sync
Use your Google account to synchronize the contacts in your phone.

Synchronization via Facebook™
Match your Facebook™ friends with your phone contacts.

Connect your computer to the Web using your phone wherever you are.

Google Latitude™
See where your friends are – and share your own location with them.

ANT+ technology
Connect wirelessly to a wide range of health and fitness products.

Utilise high-speed Internet at Wi-Fi™ hotspots at airports and other facilities.

USB support
Connect your phone to your computer.

HDMI support
Share pictures and videos on your TV using your TV remote control.

DLNA Certified™
Connect wirelessly to other devices.

Bluetooth™ technology
Connect wirelessly to other Bluetooth™ devices.

Utilise GPS powered location based services.

3.5 mm audio jack
Share your music via the extra jack. Use any headphones with a standard-sized 3.5mm connector.


Text messaging (SMS)
Send text greetings anywhere in the world.

Predictive text input
Fast and easy text messaging.

Picture messaging (MMS)
Colorful multimedia messaging.

Instant messaging
Online chat. On the move.

Google Mail™
Gmail for mobile lets you send and receive email wherever you are.

Check your email inbox wherever you are.

Say it via chat-style text messaging.


Video Chat
See who you’re talking to in realtime video.

Twitter™ – Timescape™ integration
Let the world know how you feel and what you think – say it with a tweet.

Google Talk™ – video chat
Chat-style communication plus video call functionality thanks to the front facing camera and Google Talk™ inside.

Vibrating alert
When your phone is in silent mode, you will know when a call or message comes in.

Handsfree comfort when calling.

Sony Ericsson Timescape™
All your communication with one person in one place.

Noise shield
Filter out the sounds around and make yourself heard.

Facebook inside Xperia™ version 2
Facebook status updates. Share and recommend the apps you like, and like the music you love, evendirectly from the FM radio.

Facebook™ – application
Stay in touch with your friends on Facebook™ through your phone.


Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Crystal-clear colours and crisp images with Sony screen technology.

Navigate menus and select onscreen items using stylus or fingertip.

Screen capture
Press the power off button and then ‘screen capture’. – Now you’re ready to share your screenshot.

Wallpaper animation
Stylish moving imagery onscreen.

Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Crystal-clear colors and crisp images.

Picture wallpaper
Have your favorite picture onscreen in standby.

Keyboard – Onscreen 12 key and QWERTY
Text input made easy.

Gesture input
Swipe your finger across the on-screen QWERTY keyboard.

Auto rotate
Switch from vertical to horizontal mode by rotating the phone. Whatever you are viewing will rotate to suit.


Phone book
The information you need to keep in touch with friends and family.

Google Calendar™
Create, add and edit events. Set up reminders and mobile notifications.

Infinite button
Just one press to all about your friends or all the artist info you need.

Flight mode
Disable the radio receivers and transmitters in your phone so you can safely use other functions.

Document readers
Edit documents in popular formats.

Full-function calculator when you need it.

Store appointment information and set reminders.

Alarm clock
Set your phone alarm clock to ring at the time of your choice.

Android™ platform
Powered by Android™ for great performance. Personalize with all the apps you need from Android Market.

source: www.sonyericsson.com

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