Sony has introduced its first LTE smartphone, the Xperia ion, at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas exclusively for AT&T in the U.S.
The Sony handset allows easy connectivity with multiple screens for consumers who look to share content a TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet.
HD sharing is possible through DLNA, HDMI and BRAVIA Sync for fast and simple streaming of contents on other screens.
The Xperia ion touts a 4.6-inch HD Reality (1280 X 720 pixels) display with Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine that offers better visuals and viewing experiences.
The 1.5GHz dual-core processor offers faster browsing and downloads for storage on the 16GB internal storage.
For photo enthusiasts, the smartphone provides a new Fast Capture technology to ensure life’s unexpected moments are not missed via the 12MP HD main camera with Sony Exmor R, which switches from standby mode to its first shot in only 1.5 seconds – both rear- and front-facing cameras deliver HD recording capabilities at 1080p and 720p, respectively.
“With Xperia ion, we’re bringing together several firsts that will take users beyond the smartphone,” said Paul Hamnett, President of Sony Ericsson North America. “Designed to deliver a seamless experience across the multiple screens we use to play, watch, listen, and share, Xperia ion is the gateway to entertainment when and – most importantly – where you want it.”
Xperia ion users can access to the Sony Entertainment Network while Music Unlimited offers a global catalogue of 15 million unique songs and Video Unlimited looks for the latest Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows from all major studios.
Xperia ion is PlayStation-certified to offer no less than high quality gaming from a smartphone.
The Xperia ion will be exclusively available from AT&T in the U.S. starting on the second quarter of this year.