Sony trademarks Xperia Sola name in U.S. and Europe

Sony trademarks Xperia Sola name in U.S. and Europe
Remember the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1? Released late September 2008, the first Sony Ericsson model to be powered by Windows Mobile was known for its panels UI which actually have been a bit ahead of its time. Fast forward to this year's CES show in Las Vegas, and the Xperia line has certainly undergone some big changes since the X1. The panels are gone and so is Windows Mobile, replaced by Android.

The U.S. application for the trademark

The U.S. application for the trademark

And during this year's CES, the Sony Xperia S was one of the handsets that really seemed to catch on with those attending the show. Besides its cool translucent strip beneath the screen, the sexy smartphone also repels dirt and offers users a faster recharging experience. Check out our hands-on coverage of the Sony Xperia S from those happy days at CES.

There will be more Xperia life for Sony after the Xperia S as the company has filed trademark applications with the USTO and OHIM for the U.S. and Europe respectively. The name that Sony is requesting protection for is the Xperia Sola. What kind of device Sony has in mind is unknown, although it most likely will be an Android smartphone. Of course, as soon as we have more information about the Sony Xperia Sola, we will pass it on to you. In the meantime, things have really changed in the 3 1/2 short years between the Sony Ericsson Xperia 1 and the Sony Ericsson Xperia S.

source: USPTO, OHIM via MobileSyrup

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5 Comments

1. BioTek

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Well, now I'm anticipating another smartphone from Sony.

2. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

I'm just waiting for MWC!!!!!

3. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Jump on the Windows Phone bandwagon plz!!!!!

4. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

lol no.. in case you don't know, windows phone doesn't support things such as dual core, and, more importantly, it supports only screen resolutions of 800×480. and no Sony phone ever had, nor will have that screen resolution it's 2012, for screens sake, a top dog phone has to have HD these days

5. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Also I doubt they will try windows for the reason Xbox vs. PS rivalry.

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