AT&T Sony Xperia ion 4G LTE sets foot in the US, priced under $100

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The AT&T Sony Xperia ion, the first smartphone from the company to take advantage of the 4G LTE network speed has announced its arrival in the US. The multimedia-ready device that was introduced back in January, will be available exclusively through AT&T starting June 24.

The 1280 x 720p HD Reality display with Mobile Bravia Engine dominates the phone’s front panel and offers a multi-touch real estate of 4.6 inches. It sports a front-mounted 1MP camera as well as a 12MP imager deployed with an Exmor R mobile camera sensor. This NFC enabled device is also embedded with a dedicated button to quickly launch the primary camera that is capable of capturing high definition 1080p videos and possesses attributes like LED flash and 16x digital zoom amongst others.

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Moreover, this PlayStation certified Xperia handset acquires multitasking properties from a 1.5GHz dual core processor and runs the Android Gingerbread mobile platform. It ships with 16GB internal memory that can further be expanded using a microSD card of up to 32GB capacity. The phone supports apps like Sony Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited, which can be downloaded from the Google Play store. Additionally, its pre-loaded SmartTags application comes in handy to store device preferences for different situations and locations.

The AT&T Sony Xperia ion 4G LTE price and release date details have been disclosed already. It is slated to hit store shelves on June 24 and carries a price tag that reads $99.99. The phone requires a new two-year wireless agreement along with a $39.99 per month voice plan and a monthly data plan of $20.