Sony Xperia ion coming to Canada this Summer

Ian Hardy

June 14, 2012 4:33pm

Good news for all the Sony lovers out there! We’ve been informed that the LTE-enabled Sony Xperia ion is coming to Canada and will officially be available this Summer. Exact date is still unknown and so is the carrier, but since it’s an LTE device it’ll hit either Rogers, Bell or TELUS… I’m thinking Rogers, but that’s unconfirmed.

The Xperia ion is PlayStation Certified and was first announced at CES this year and will be an exclusive release by AT&T in the States on June 24th. The ion is a big device for Sony, not just with hopes of being their first LTE device, but in size. The display is 4.6-inches and has a resolution of 1280 X 720, runs OS 2.3 Gingerbread and hopefully when it launches in Canada will be bumped up to OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 12MP camera that snaps pics within 1.5 seconds and records 1080p HD videos, front-facing camera that shoots in 720p, HDMI, DLNA and bundled up with a 1900 mAh battery.

In addition, unlike the Xperia S release, the ion will be sold through the carrier retail locations and not just at the Sony Store.

We’ll have more info about this launch soon…
(Thanks tipster!)

  • Matt

    Cool. The Xperia line is, IMO, the nicest looking bunch of Smartphones out there.

    • Mighty Thor

      will this run bb 10?

  • Andy

    The first thing that popped out, like a sore thumb…Gingerbread.

  • Azrael010

    I thought Canada wasn’t gonna get this. Nice!

  • Marco

    Stopped reading after I saw it runs Gingerbread

  • AK

    With xerpia miro announced, I like both their phones and OS design but I seriously thought we wouldn’t get any high-end phones from them any time soon. But that “OS 2.3” …just keeps me wondering why…

  • RyanOver

    snapdragon s4 or s3

    • Sean

      S3 processor =(

  • T1MB0T

    Nice phones! But I am sure we all know the answer to ” do it work on wind brah ” no warren you crossdresser you it do not work on wind brah!

    Haaa haaaa

  • Noah Fang

    Everything was nice before I saw the giant Carrier’s logo breaking the whole aesthetic design of this phone and its aged OS…. Plus, I don’t get it why to equip S3 chip instead of S4 given everything else of phone is top dog……??

  • black/white

    ION me up, won’t YA!!!

  • kris

    if this had ics and a s4 it would be competitive but with gingerbread and a s3 this phone is last years flagship

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  • blind

    meh… rather wait for the xperia play 2!!
    But if this is the so called xperia gx it will be great!!

  • Noodle

    how are top-tier phones still coming out with Gingerbread?

  • Robert Yuna

    My interest cooled when I read 2.3 instead of 4. Speaking of, does ANYONE know when Rogers will launch 4.0 for the ARC?

  • Bernie

    Unless you want LTE and an expandable SD slot, I don’t see a reason to buy the Ion. Am I missing something important?

  • jon

    You lost me at “Gingerbread”

  • Jason

    I hope Telus carries the Ion as I have my concerns about the Galaxy III with the recent reports of overheating.

  • AM Radio

    GX FTW! big announcement coming up from Sony, probably the international version of the flagship GX. already showed up on the FCC. S4 + 13MP camera, yo!

    the Ion belongs on Fido as purely mid-range, not a competitor to the OneX or SGS3.

    but of course, Fido will never get it, smh.