Las Vegas - Sony launched its first 4G LTE smartphone, the Xperia ion, which will be available exclusively for use on the AT&T network in the second quarter.
The device features Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, large 4.6-inch HD display (1280x720 pixels) incorporating Sony Mobile Bravia engine, and 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor R technology to go from standby to first shot in less than two seconds. It also features 1080p video capture through the rear camera, 720p video capture through the font video-chat camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB embedded memory, and HD video sharing via DLNA and HDMI output.
The device is also PlayStation-certified to purchase and download PlayStation games over the air, and It accesses Sony's Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited streaming services. The former features more than 12 million songs, and the latter features movies and TV shows from all major studios, the company said.