Jun 25th, 2012

The long wait for the Sony Xperia Ion ended over the weekend as AT&T officially launched the device. For sale at a price of $99 on a two-year contract, AT&T and Sony have made the Ion a tempting proposition considering what a single Benjamin Franklin will earn you. While definitely not as exciting as it looked back when it was first unveiled in January, the Ion still features a solid spec sheet that includes a 1.5GHs dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, 1GB RAM, and a 4.6-inch 720p HD display. NFC support and a 12MP camera round out the hardware highlights, but on the software side users will have to settle for Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread with a planned Android 4.0 update coming down the road.

Pro Tip: Best Buy currently has the Xperia Ion on sale for $49.99 with a new contract.

[via AT&T, Best Buy]

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