I must admit, of all the weird and wonderful names phones get tagged with in the developmental phase, Hayabusa is for me one of the better ones.
But of course Sony's LT29i was never going to be called the Hayabusa on the store shelves, but thanks to Xperia Blog we can tell you what it will be called: the Sony Xperia TX.
Not the most evocative name, truth be told, but the Xperia TX has a decent enough spec to help it stand out from the crowd. The screen size is a hefty 4.6in across, and has a decent-quality 720p resolution to boot, which combined with Sony's display software prowess should make it one of the Xperia TX's biggest strengths.
But it won't be the only one: behind the display will sit a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, an SD-expandable 16GB of internal memory, an impressive-looking 13-megapixel camera and a 1700mAh battery, which seems on the low side for what apart from the processor is a power-hungry spec.
As you'd expect, operating system duties will be handled out of the box by Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
That's all good, and we look forward to the Sony Xperia TX finally seeing the light of day at IFA 2012 in Berlin at the end of the month, after a fairly public build-up over the past couple of months.
The question remains, of course, whether after all this waiting the Hayabusa can actually get off the ground against ever-stronger opposition, and whether it can distinguish itself from all the other similarly named Xperia handsets, not least the Xperia T (or the Mint), which is also on its way with a near-identical spec save a slightly smaller 4.3in display. We'll see.