Experience Everything in HD with the Xperia™ ion

Sony's first LTE smartphone coming to Canada this Summer

  • Enjoy content and create HD memories in razor sharp clarity with a 4.6" HD screen* and two HD cameras
  • Effortless sharing of content with easy connectivity to your TV
  • Access to premium entertainment from Sony Entertainment Network with Music and Video Unlimited

TORONTO, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Sony Mobile Communications today announced that the Xperia ion will make its Canadian debut this summer. This all-new LTE Android smartphone enables consumers to experience and enjoy their content in HD and easily connects to a TV to share content on the big screen. Beginning in July, the Sony Xperia ion will be available through various Canadian wireless carriers and authorized national retailers.

"Designed to deliver a seamless experience across multiple screens, the Xperia ion is the gateway to connected entertainment experiences when and where you want it," said Peter Farmer, VP Marketing for Sony Mobile Communications. "It is the ideal smartphone for entertainment enthusiasts looking to enjoy premium video, photography, music and gaming on their smartphone."

The Xperia ion from Sony has a 4.6" HD display* that provides a visually brilliant viewing experience with razor sharp clarity and one of the brightest screens on the market. Shutterbugs will love the Xperia ion's 12-megapixel fast capture camera and quick launch feature which is designed to help catch life's unexpected moments. With a single key press of the dedicated camera button, the Xperia ion swiftly goes from sleep to snap in just over a second and then from shot-to-shot in less than a second ensuring you don't miss a moment. Whether capturing memories or video chatting, you can be sure to enjoy HD video on the go using either your rear 1080p or front-facing 720p cameras.

Sony's first LTE smartphone offers the ability to view HD content on the big screen via HDMI. The HDMI connection also opens the Xperia ion's TV launcher, a customizable home screen carousel of application shortcuts. You can navigate the TV launcher and the rest of the menus at your convenience using your TV's remote control with BRAVIA Sync.

Providing premium entertainment, the Xperia ion will come preloaded with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited apps from Sony Entertainment Network. Consumers can access Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and millions of music tracks. With so much entertainment to be enjoyed, this device comes with 16GB internal memory and the option to add up to 32GB external (microSD™) memory.  As an added benefit, simply sign-up or access Box** from your Xperia ion before December 31st 2012 to grab 50GB of file storage from the cloud - free, for life!

The Xperia ion is launching on the Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread) and will be upgradable to Android platform 4.0 (ICS).

Key Features for Xperia ion:

  • 4.6" HD Reality display* with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine with HD resolution screen (1280 x 720), as well as rear (1080p) and front (720p) cameras for HD recording. Screen size measured diagonally.
  • 1.5GHz dual core processor gives consumers super fast performance.
  • 12MP rear camera with Sony Exmor R™ for mobile with fast capture to go from sleep to snap in just over a second.
  • HD sharing through DLNA, HDMI and BRAVIA Sync to quickly and easily stream content on other screens.
  • 16GB internal memory with microSD™ expansion slot supports up to 32GB

© Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB 2012.  All rights reserved.  Compatible wireless service required. Features described herein may not be available in all areas. May require wireless data connection, and are subject to additional terms and conditions. Sony, "make.believe", Bravia PlayStation and Exmor R are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. Xperia is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB.  Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.  All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com

*Screen size measures approximately 4.6" when measured diagonally.
**Storage offer is provided separately by Box.  Offer expires on Dec. 31, 2012. Additional terms and conditions apply.

SOURCE Sony Mobile Communications

For further information:

Anne Morello
NATIONAL Public Relations
amorello@national.ca/ 416.848.1704
For more information, images and videos please visit: www.sonymobile.com/press

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