We hope you're sitting down. Because “something big is coming”. Not only that, but consider yourself under instructions to “stay tuned for some exciting news next week”.
Yes, that's some really exciting stuff, we know. But fortunately there's more, and it seems Sony Ericsson might just have something exciting up its sleeve to unveil at CES 2012.
It started off with a teaser competition launched yesterday that dished up the “something big” wheeze, along with a rendering of a phone-shaped device being concealed behind a draped curtain and an Android robot chappy in the foreground, offering the chance to win the device in question by guessing what it is.
Not much to go on, but Sony Ericsson has upped the stakes significantly today by releasing four close-ups of the device in question, hinting at some fairly serious camera smarts to look forward to.
As pointed out by Slashgear, the device in question is definitely related to the Xperia Arc S from an appearance point of view, while the obvious nod to HD might suggest it's the Xperia Arc HD that's been hitting the rumour mill for a fair while now.
Depending on who you listen to, we could be looking at a 12- or 13-megapixel camera, a 720p display, a quad-core processor and up to 32GB of storage – though probably not all of the above.