Let's get in our time machines. It's the Summer of 2011. Dual-core phones running Android 2.3 are all the rage. Nobody's seen an 720p screen on a phone yet. Manufacturer skins slow phones down, but oh well. Flash forward to today. You're holding what would have been last summer's best phone.
The Sony Xperia Ion is Sony's first new smartphone since they called it quits with former partner Ericsson. It has a 12 megapixel shooter, and of course, will run on AT&T's LTE network.