Sony Xperia Ion Is Sony's First Non-Ericsson Phone

By Adrian Covert on at

The Sony Xperia Ion is Sony's first new smartphone since they called it quits with former partner Ericsson. The Android phone runs Gingerbread, and has a 12 megapixel shooter.

Not to mention it's packing a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and a 1280x720 4.6-inch Bravia screen. The cameras are a point of emphasis for Sony as the rear cam uses their Exmor sensor technology and a front cam that captures 720p video, which can be stored on the 16GB of internal memory. The Xperia Ion will be available in the second quarter of the year, when it'll bring along lots of PlayStation games and Sony Entertainment Network stuff, such as music and video streaming. [Sony and AT&T CES Liveblog]