Sony ‘Xperia Sola’ trademarked by Sony, but what is it?
Ahead of Mobile World Congress the name of a new Sony handset called the ‘Xperia Sola’ may have been inadvertently revealed, after a trademark for the name was spotted. Going by the name ‘Xperia’ we already know that the Xperia Sola is a new handset. Could it be the Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat we’ve been hearing about?
The ‘Xperia Sola’ trademark was spotted on the United States Patent and Trademark Office , credited to Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, traceable to Sony Ericsson’s Swedish base. So it’s fairly obvious that the ‘Xperia Sola’ trademark is the real deal.
Of course the handset, were that to be its name would be called the Sony Xperia Sola, as opposed to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Sola, following Sony’s purchase Ericsson to manufacture phones under the Sony label.
But we still don’t know what the Sony Xperia Sola actually is. One possibility is that it’s the new name of the Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat, leaked in pictures last month. Said phone is a thin and stylish handset with an unusual white bar at the bottom that houses the antenna.
The Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat also had a 3.5-inch display with a 480×854 resolution and a powerful 1.5GHz processor. A 5-megapixel camera and 720p high definition camera would complete the core features.
However, it is too early to say what the Sony ‘Xperia Sola’ is. Mobile World Congress takes place next month, so we may hear then. In the meantime keep an eye out for any announcements, as we get closer to find out whether the Sony Xperia Sola really is the Kumquat, or a new phone altogether.