Sony Filed Trademark for “Xperia Duo” Name
Last year, there were quite a few of rumors that talked about an upcoming handset, the Sony Xperia Duo. It was supposedly going to be the first dual-core smartphone for the company and it was slated for a release in September 2011. However, as months passed, we still haven’t heard anything about the phone, until today. It seems that Xperia Duo might become a reality after all. That’s because the new Sony Mobile Communications officially acquired the Xperia Duo name through trademark filing. The name was registered with the UTSO last month and it means that Sony may have the intention to use the name for a future product.
Obviously, there’s many thing that can happen between a mere intention to reality, but if you are a fan of Sony product, you’d be hopeful nonetheless. The name “Duo” was originally intended to indicate a dual-core processor, since in summer 2011, Sony Ericsson didn’t have any dual-core offerings yet. There’s no more concrete information on this device, but if last year’s leaked details and rumors to be believed, the phone is likely to boast a dual-core processor, 12-Mp snapper and a 4.5” display. One thing is clear though, the Xperia Duo won’t be Sony’s first dual-core smartphone. The current Xperia Sony S or the upcoming Xperia Ion are good starting points to predict how the Xperia Duo would be like; the Xperia S boasts a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 4.3” display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, which means it has smoother display than iPhone 4S’.