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Rogers’ Sony Xperia Ion officially on sale for $49.99

July 17, 2012

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.

The Xperia Ion is Sony’s first LTE phone, dontcha know? And the price that you have to pay for that kind of luxury is $49.99 with a three-year contract. We’re not sure why anyone would want to purchase the phone on a shorter contract, as the two-year contract ($449) almost cost the same as buying the phone without a contract ($549.99). But we guess that’s just how it is in Canada.

Despite the phone’s spacious 4.6-inch HD display, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 12MP Sony Exmor R rear camera, it’ll only ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. If it’s any consolation, an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich is reportedly heading to the phone soon. How soon? Better ask owners of Xperia P and Xperia U that are still on the queue line.

Will the attractive $50 price tag of the Sony Xperia Ion be enough to lure you to get the phone?