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May
2012-05-07 13h38_23

An eager, eagle-eyed XDA member spotted a Google ad while searching for "xperia ion" that may be showing AT&T's hand concerning the release date of said device. One of a few ads that appear when searching for the device states that the Xperia Ion is "Coming Exclusively to AT&T in June." Well, that narrows it down a bit!

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The ad doesn't give a specific date, but it does narrow down the date range significantly. It's worth noting that, if this is true, this device will be coming out very shortly after the EVO 4G LTE, and maybe even close to the release of the SGSIII, if Sprint doesn't drag its heels too much. It's a very exciting time to be anticipating your next phone purchase.

Source: Google via XDA

Thanks Roger!

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • http://twitter.com/set_iroN SetiroN

    If only it had an S4 :(

    • Bossmonkey

      Would get one also if it had a S4 instead of the S3. 

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    It is about time Sony started taking the US smartphone market seriously. They are doing so much for AOSP it is really sad they have next to no market share out here.

    I am hoping for great things from them. Please Sony don't let us down!

  • brmo

    One of the main problems is that this one again has Gingerbread.  Why are new phones coming out with such old software?  Ridiculous.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Well, it was shown with Gbread back at CES, but who's to say they won't release it with ICS now?

  • Sven Enterlein

    I was actually looking forward to this but now I am not too sure anymore with the HTC One X and the S3 upcoming. It's still a beautiful device as far as I can tell though.

  • Will Minton

     I've had the sony x10 for awhile with att and am eager for my upgrade so
    I can get my hands on this phone. Sony makes a well built phone in my
    experience, whereas upon looking at a display htc one I thought it
    pretty but not well put together. Not to mention the fact that you can't
    remove the battery on the htc one but there is no micro sd...you're
    stuck with 16gb. Too much like apple for me! I will look at the s3 once
    it comes out, but have heard that it is similarly made poor. I will more
    than likely pick up the ion as long as it seems durable...I rarely drop
    my phone, but if I ever do I don't want it to break right away.

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