The Vivaz Pro is set to launch in April, which means that Sony Ericsson is producing the QWERTY keypad edition of its HD video- enabled smartphone far sooner than anticipated.
The Vivaz Pro has appeared as a pre-order item on an online retail site with an RRP of £339.99.
Sony Ericsson had not divulged the exact release date for the Vivaz Pro and most had expected it to come to market in May - at around the same time that the Xperia X10 Mini is scheduled to arrive.
The Vivaz Pro could attract some customers, but observers have pointed out that its pricing leaves it in direct competition with the Samsung Wave.
Sony Ericsson's mobile phone is a nice bit of kit, but the Wave looks to be at least its equal thanks to its large Super AMOLED screen and HD capabilities.
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