CES: Sony Xperia Ion Smartphone

By ABC News

Jan 11, 2012 10:31am
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Sony Xperia Ion smartphone. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

ABC News’ C. Michael Kim and David Miller Report:

LAS VEGAS — Sony enters the LTE cellphone game here at the Consumer Electronics Show with its latest offering, the Xperia Ion smartphone. Along with 4G LTE speed from AT&T, the phone features an HDMI output, 4.6-inch display (compared to a 3.5-inch display on the iPhone 4S), a 12 megapixel camera and an extremely thin body.

Beyond the traditional smartphone specs there are a lot of features that make it uniquely Sony. It runs a mobile version of Sony’s Bravia engine, the same technology that goes into Sony Bravia HDTVs, making especially vivid colors on the screen. And since it’s a Sony you can download PlayStation and PlayStation portable games to the phone. It’s also got a compatible dock to view on a larger display.

No price has been set, but expect to see it on store shelves in the second quarter of 2012.

Kevin Pereira from G4 joined us at CES to give us his take on the phone. Take a look:

 

(Video production: C. Michael Kim and Justin Bare)

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