Sony Mobile has kept the US release of the AT&T-bound Xperia ion (LT28at) close to its chest. A release date has been nowhere to be found, yet a Google ad may have given the first indication that the handset is indeed on its way. When searching for the Xperia ion on Google, one of the paid searches showed that the Xperia ion was “Coming Exclusively to AT&T in June”. Whilst this is towards the end of the Q2 launch date originally given, it’s great that we at least have a vague launch date.
The US launch would tie in with what we are hearing about the launch date for the international version of the Xperia ion (LT28i). Taiwan Mobile will start taking pre-orders for the Xperia ion on 15 May, with the phone going on sale at the end of May. The sim-free price in Taiwan will be NT$19,900 ($678, €522, £420). We’re still to hear when the international version of the Xperia ion will launch outside of Taiwan.
Google ad highlighting AT&T Xperia ion launch date