A recent filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveals that Sony is applying for a trademark on the XPERIA Sola name. Sola, which means solo or alone, could indicate an entirely new smartphone for the Japanese electronics giant, which had gained custody of the XPERIA phone line after a divorce with Ericsson, or it could potentially represent what the S stands for in the Sony XPERIA S.
The Sony XPERIA S was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month and is among the first smartphones to be released on the market to be devoid of the Ericsson name. The phone boasts a fast camera, 720p HD display, NFC support, and Sony’s styling. In the U.S., a variant of the XPERIA S will be sold as the XPERIA Ion.
Hopefully, with Mobile World Congress just around the corner this month, we’ll find out what Sony has up its sleeves in mobile.