In contrast to the letter-based naming scheme that it's using internationally, it seems Sony may be sticking with something a bit more unique for one future device. Following the unveiling of the Xperia Ion at CES, it's emerged today that Sony has filed to trademark the name "Xperia Sola" at the U.S. Trademark and Patents Office, as well as its European counterpart the OHIM.
What such a product might eventually be is anyone's guess. A few possibilities could lie in the recently-leaked international roadmap.
However, the registration of a trademark doesn't guarantee that any product with that name will appear — we've seen manufacturers snap up trademarks without using them in the past. But we have to admit that the "Xpreia Sola" name would certainly fit in with Sony's established nomenclature.
Any wild guesses about what, if anything, the "Xperia Sola" might turn out to be? Shout out in the comments!