I got a hands on experience the other day when a Sony rep came in my work. Great feel, love the metal backplate, sturdy. Nice looking front and UI is as good as any other in my book, although HTC has some pretty nifty animations. Took video and pics with camera, Sony's collaboration with all its divisions shows. According to the rep, June 10th or June 24th release, he leaned more towards 24th. $100 with upgrade or new line, not bad.
business-wise. Vote Samsung.
Consumer wise. Drop Sony (very annoying)
Quality wise. Apple
the problem is sony is taking to long to get its phones to market!
this is a great phone that should have been released already.
instead, its slated for Q3, after the galaxy 3.
yeah, good luck with that one.
yes i think this is a better phone, but the hype from the GS3 will overshadow this phone's release.
too bad, i was planning for this one but i guess maybe i'll look into the GS3.
khaed, 06 Jun 2012what is the diffrence between the ion LTE & ion HSPA ???LTE support 4G connection..
This phone is released in HK & Singapore, Ive just pre-ordered mine and being imported in NZ!! Sweet1!! cant wait!!
sony you pretty much suck, i cant believe this phone has been announced 5 months ago and still hasn't come out. i guess sg3 it is
Sony is a company destined to rule the world of electronics but as long as there mobile division is this slow, it may not happen anytime soon. Heaven help those that help themselves.
I just hope that when the right time comes for Sony to release their first quad-core phone as their flagship, they should start with a 4.7"/4.8" screen size to compete with Samsung's S3 & HTC's One X. I am currently using Sony Xperia S with 4.3" screen but when I saw Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X, it's not that really big and its size is still comfortable to hold. I love to have a Sony smartphone with 4.7" or 4.8" screen, slim profile and between 125g - 130g in weight.
It seems there's another version of Xperia Ion (LT28h) revealed by this government's website:
jsn, 04 Jun 2012this phone really come on worldwide?really confusing!!or this phone only availability for US only??Only for the US and at&t exclusive.
It's deayed to the point that it's now in stores at almost the same time as gs3 even though it was announced at MWC in feb.
Sony is a good brand and they are making v.good mobiles, but they are making a big mistake by delaying there products, they become outdated.!
this phone really come on worldwide?really confusing!!or this phone only availability for US only??