Sony Ericsson teases its upcoming CES smartphone

The phone maker revealed four images on its Facebook page that hint at a new product launch timed for CES.

Sony Ericsson teases new phone
Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET

How does a lesser-known brand generate some pre-CES buzz? Why, with the ever-popular Facebook tease, of course.

Sony Ericsson is the latest to reveal a sneak peek of a smartphone it plans to reveal at CES next week through the channel of its official Facebook page.

The four images are intentionally hard to make out, but what is clear is that the handset will have HD photo and video capability, and will come equipped with a dedicated camera button.

Underneath the montage, the company's Facebooker wrote, "Just a few more days until we can reveal some interesting news--what do you want it to be?"

Signs point to a new Xperia Arc at the other end of the big reveal, specifically the dual-core "Nozomi," or Xperia Cloud , that we first learned of in early December. That Android device is expected to pack a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 720p HD resolution display, and a whopping 12-megapixel camera.

We'll find out soon enough either way.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.


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