Xperia S and Xperia Ion Make the Ericsson Drop official


Sony and Ericsson formed the ever infamous Sony Ericsson mobile division back in 2001 and have since changed the game in many ways. Unfortunately for Ericsson, Sony wants’ all of their mobile space back. Ericsson is a Swedish based telecom company that has been bought out by Sony for around a billion dollars. With the separation in the pipeline, it looks like Sony is getting started san’s Ericsson. CES is only a few days in and has shown us some excellent new tech. Sony has added to the list of new excellence with their announcement of the Xperia Ion and Xperia S.

Sony announced these two new models during the convention which also have SE branded Japanese bound variants in the Xperia NX and Xperia Acro HD. Let’s see what these new phones have to offer shall we?

The Xperia Ion is Sony’s first At&t LTE ready device and packs in a slew of features that can compete with the best of super phones. The Ion is ready at the helm with the latest in Android version 2.3 and as you can tell comes to the world in a simple candy bar styled design. Its 5 by 2 inch design sports a total of 4.5 inches of excellent TFT multi touch, touch screen that provides a 1280×720 pixel resolution. Internally you can expect a 1.5GHz dual core processor, an additional graphics processor, 1GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and up to 32GB of expandable microSD or microSDHC memory. Around back the Xperia Ion rocks a 12.1 mega pixel camera with LED flash, auto focus, touch to focus, face detection, digital zoom, smile detection, geo tagging, CMOS image sensor and panorama modes. This most epic camera can also record video in full 1080p HD. You can also expect a front facing shooter that clocks in at 1.3 mega pixels. With that super fast At&t LTE 4G connectivity, an amazing camera, HD touch screen display and HDMI connectivity you’ll never need a new phone again.

The ‘other’ new phone from Sony is the Xperia S is perfect slate or candy bar styled phone that comes with 4.3 inch touch screen that produces a 720×1280 pixel resolution. On the inside the Xperia S runs with Android version 2.3.5 and gets its super smooth go from the combonation of a Qualcomm MSM8260 dual core 1.5 GHz processor, internal graphics processor, 1GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. Around back you can expect a similar camera to that of the Ion that comes in at 12.1 mega pixels and can record video in full 1080p HD. An additional 1.3 mega pixel shooter can be found lingering up front. Connectivity for the Xperia S includes Wi-Fi, micro USB, Bluetooth, HDMI, DLNA and NFC.

Two solid new phones from Sony, now if they could just drop that ugly Xperia name…The new devices are slated for release within the first two quarters of this lovely New Year. So do either of these new Sony devices entice you? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think but check out all of our Sony Ericsson accessories today.

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