Sony Xperia Ion to be launched in Taiwan this week?
We haven’t heard much about the LTE-ready Sony Xperia Ion since January, when the handset was officially announced by AT&T. While the second largest US carrier will probably release the Ion in May or June, the smartphone might become available this month in Taiwan.
According to ePrice, Sony is about to introduce the Xperia Ion in Taiwan on April 26, hence this Thursday. This may come as a surprise, as Sony said the Ion would be exclusive to the US market (see the video below). However, while the Ion for AT&T has the model number LT28at, the Taiwan-bound version is likely the LT28i (and its final name could be different than “Ion”).
At the moment, there are no LTE networks in Taiwan, so I guess the new Xperia will use only its GSM / HSPA capabilities there. Other than that, its features should remain unchanged, including a 4.55 inch HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera, 16GB of internal memory, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradeable to 4.0 ICS). We’ll obviously bring more on this as soon as new details are unveiled.