Sony may have revealed what the ‘S’ stands for in its new Xperia S smartphone expected to be released in March.
On January 30, 2012, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB filed a trademark application for “Xperia Sola”.
‘Sola’ means ‘alone’ or ‘only’ in English.
The goods and services covered in the filing (Serial Number: 85528680) include mobile phones and accessories.
In early January, Sony introduced four new smartphones at CES 2012: the Xperia Ion, the Xperia NX, the Xperia Acro HD, and of course the Xperia S, Sony’s first smartphone in the next generation series.
If the ‘Xperia Sola’ is actually a different device other than the ‘Xperia S’, Sony hasn’t made any official announcement at the time of this story.
So, I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
[Updated March 14, 2012:. Sony has launched the Xperia Sola with 'floating touch,' NFC, 3.7-inch Reality Display, and Android 2.3.]