Sony announces Xperia Ion, the Nozomi phone for AT&T

Xperia_ionWhen I first saw the leak of the Sony LT28at, I was hopeful that AT&T was bringing the awesome looking Nozomi phone to the States. While it's not in exactly the same form, the Xperia Ion announced by AT&T is in fact the LT28at, and retains very similar specs to the Nozomi phone

These impressive specs include a 4.6-inch 720p HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, and AT&T LTE. The camera specs don't match up exactly with what we expected, but the 12MP shooter with LED flash is no slouch, and the 720p front facing module doesn't sound bad either.

Sadly, the Ion will be launching with Android Gingerbread, but apparently an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is in the works. For now, users will have to make do with the Ion's custom media software and PlayStation certification while they wait.

 Admittedly, the industrial design on this doesn't look quite as good to me as that of the Nozomi phone. Still, it looks pretty great and the specs beat out almost anything else on the market. If you are an AT&T user, I would keep an eye on this device's release, which is supposed to be sometime in the second quarter of this year.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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