Last week, AT&T announced that it will be the exclusive carrier of the new Sony Xperia ion. Sony’s first 4G LTE smartphone is set to go on sale at AT&T stores on June 24 for $99.99 and a two-year agreement.
The most anticipated feature on this 4.6 inch, Android smartphone is the 12-megapixel Fast Capture camera. With a quick launch function, capturing those unexpected, fun moments is expected to be easy. Simply pressing the dedicated camera button will enable users to capture a shot from standby within 1.5 seconds. Time between shots will be less than a second.
With 16GB of internal storage as well as space for a 32GB SD card, the Sony Xperia ion seems to have enough storage for all those HD videos and pictures taken from the camera. It will also have enough room for music and videos from your library or through the new Sony Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services, which are available on the Google Play store. AT&T customers who buy the Xperia ion will get to try the premium service level of Music Unlimited free for thirty days.
Content can either be viewed on the phone or on a bigger screen via HDMI. The HDMI connection also opens the Xperia ion's TV launcher, a customizable home screen carousel of application shortcuts. The launcher may also be controlled with a standard remote.
Xperia ion is complemented by SmartTags, which let you do complicated things on your phone with a single tap. SmartTags uses near field communication technology and stores these actions for multiple situations.
At $99.99, the Sony Xperia ion may be just what the shutterbugs need to take great pictures at an affordable price. While there is a slight wait for the device, be sure to visit your local AT&T store on June 24.
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