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June 21, 2013 by Dan Grose
Alright there you lot, it’s the end of the week and time for our usual Mobile News In Brief to tie things up in a nice little bow. We’ve had a lot going on this week, with plenty of announcements and leaks, so let’s just cut straight to it and see what’s been making headlines.
It looks like Vine might have a bit of competition on its hands after an Instagram update brought video capabilities to the popular social networking app. The news was rumoured at the start of the week and confirmed with a launch on 20 June. Early impressions seem to be positive, so we shall have to wait and see how Twitter responds.
Ambitious Chinese Huawei firm took the covers off its latest smartphone in the form of the Ascend P6, a handset dubbed both the thinnest and fastest around. It’s pretty darn slim and has some nice features too, some may be disappointed its specifications didn’t quite match up to those rumoured. It promises to boost Huawei’s UK presence nonetheless and we can expect to see a lot more from it soon.
Nokia dropped its biggest hint yet that it will announce the rumoured Lumia EOS handset at an event in July, with a further invite pointing to “41 million reasons” to attend. With the PureView 41 megapixel camera highly tipped to feature, this appears to be a not-so-subtle reference to it. The device has leaked a few times and sounds like a treat, so we’re hoping it’s true.
This week’s App’raisal saw us give Rolling Hero a once over, the cutesy little game designed for kids and even bigger kids. With a simple concept we found it entertaining if not a little samey at times, but if you want something to while away the hours when you’re supposed to be working (a bit like now, really), it’s the perfect candidate.
We’ve seen a lot from Samsung in recent weeks, and it showed us even more at its Premiere Event in London with five new colour variants of its Galaxy S4 handset. With the device only available in White Frost and Black Mist, the new shades include red, pink and brown (but with fancy names, of course). There’s not been any word on when these will be made available, but it certainly adds a bit of variety to the range.
If you haven’t already, take a look our review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 below. See you next week.
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