Sony has applied to trademark the name 'Xperia Duo'
Rumors of a Sony Xperia Duo have been doing the rounds since, well, forever. But now it appears that those rumors finally have some meat to them as Sony has applied for a trademark for the name; suggesting that a smartphone could finally be on its way.
Naturally there's no concrete information on the device, but if last year's rumours are to be believed it's a top-tier device that will boast dual, or even quad-core architecture (though Sony has suggested it won't be tampering with quad-cores until 2013) and is likely for feature a 4.5-inch display in addition to a 12-megapixel snapper.
A lot of things have changed since the rumors first started to surface last June, the most notable of which being that Sony has parted ways with Ericsson, perhaps clearing the way for this on again, off again product to see the light day.