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Releasing a flagship phone with an outdated version of Android was one of the factors that led to a not-so-impressive Sony Xperia Ion. But to the delight of owners of the phone, Sony is making good on its promise to provide a swift upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. After we saw the Android 4.0 firmware hitting the LTE variant of the phone a few days back, the update is reportedly coming to the Xperia Ion on AT&T.

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It was a sad day for customers who bought the Xperia Ion LTE when they found out it had shipped with Gingerbread instead of Ice Cream Sandwich. Thankfully, Sony didn’t let that error live for long as an official update to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 has begun rolling out to Sony Xperia Ion LTE owners.

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Once upon a time, video cameras were massive, heavy devices that used something that we used to call film. Those were dark and primitive times. Sure, bulky high-def camera equipment exists still even to this day (though sans traditional film), but is it necessary to create high quality content? Sony says it isn’t. With most things though, proof is in the pudding. The task was to create an entire music video using just the Xperia Xperia Ion smartphone.

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Being released around the same time as the Android juggernaut that was Samsung Galaxy S3, poor Sony Xperia Ion never stood a chance, did it? We don’t think it stopped diehard Sony fans and early adopters from shelling out between $50 and $100 for the Ion. Thanks to Best Buy, you can now get Sony’s flagship phone for free.

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Can’t wait to get your hands on the Sony Xperia Ion, but want to know first how much it’ll set you back? We now have confirmation from Rogers Wireless about the price of the phone, and it’s... one that doesn’t stray too far from what we’ve reported before. The good news is you can now order the Experia Ion from the carrier’s website.

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The Xperia NXT series was first announced during the Mobile World Congress, back in February. The three devices in the series, the Xperia S, P, and U are not Sony’s standard bearers (that... spot is reserved to the LTE-enabled Xperia Ion), but they do deliver nevertheless decent specs and a classy appearance.

Our biggest gripe with the three devices is on the software side. The Xp...

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Not to be outdone by its peers that are offering their flagship products in various shade and colors, with the latest being the Garnet Red Samsung Galaxy S3 on AT&T and the white and silver... combo HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint, it looks like Sony Mobile will offer a refreshed variant of its flagship phone. Meet the red Xperia Ion.

Some beautiful hands-on pictures of the red Sony Xperia Ion...