You’ve likely read our evaluation of Sony’s Xperia Ion by now, so just consider this a reminder for those who have actually yet to peruse it. After close to half a year from being christened at CES, the Ion can formally be purchased today in the United States. Agreeing to a two-year dedication and setting out 100 smackers at AT&T– or merely 50 at Sony or Finest Buy– will definitely net you this smartphone and its curious match-up of dated and up-to-date specifications. On the one hand, this Xperia disappointingly runs Android Gingerbread (2.3.7) atop a dual-core 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon S3 processor chip. Nonetheless, it additionally packs a 4.6-inch HD Reality display (1280 x 720), 1,900 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, a 12MP (720p video presentation) Exmor R sensor-loaded rear shooter, NFC and PlayStation certification. Hit up your neighborhood AT&T, Finest Buy or Sony shop to see if it feels better in your hand than it did in ours, or shop for it online at the source links below.
[Thanks, Jason & Oliver]