Sony Mobile has kept the release date of the 4.3-inch water-resistant Xperia V close to its chest up until now, only giving a vague Q4 launch. However, Swedish online retailer Dustin.se has recently put the phone up for pre-order with a 3rd December 2012 release date. Dustin.se has it priced at SEK 4,299 + VAT, at current exchange rates this translates to a pre-VAT price of £404, €508 and $656.
We have been told that this is a credible retailer, who is normally accurate with their shipping dates. If true, that means that there is a two-month wait for the handset. We don’t need to tell anyone, that by December, rumours around Sony’s CES showing will be in full swing which could tempt prospective buyers to see what’s around the corner. Obviously release dates are subject to change, so let’s hope it comes much sooner.