Samsung Galaxy S3 rumours and phone bugs rife in news video

Take a look at our video roundup of all the latest phone news, including the recent rumours and releases from Samsung.

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Ahoy there phone fans! Back we are again, with another week's worth of phone news in video. Hit play, sit back and let it all wash over you.

There's plenty to get excited about, so we'll start you off with the bad news, just to get it out of the way: the Samsung Galaxy S2 HD , a phone we got all giddy over back in September, will not be coming to the UK .

Dry your eyes though, for we are now but a month away from Mobile World Congress and when we gaze into our crystal ball of future tech, a lucid vision of the Samsung Galaxy S3 becomes larger and more vivid on a daily basis. As if to confirm our suspicions, a mysterious video with a phone purporting to be the S3 has been doing the rounds this week.

Samsung, ever the tease, has decided to string us along a bit more before the big S3 unveil by giving two old phones a lick of paint. The Galaxy Note is now available in white , exclusively from John Lewis, and the Galaxy S2 has turned pink , just in time for Valentine's Day.

Nokia has released a fix for the Lumia 800 battery bug this week, which will come as a huge relief to patient Lumia-lovers. Recent phone releases have thrown up more bugs than you'd find under a damp log in the Amazon -- and we must say, it's getting rather tiresome. If at first you don't succeed is all very well, but we can't help wishing more phone manufacturers didn't need to try, try and try again to get it right.

Motorola has built a JCB phone for those working in the construction biz. The digger-branded Defy+ is resistant to almost everything you can think of -- water, dust, scratches, bear maulings -- so can survive the rough and tumble of a building site or other demanding outdoor conditions. It even has special technical apps such as a spirit level and a push-to-talk function that turns it into a walkie talkie.

The Defy+ may be perfect for surviving accidents, but research has shown this week that phones are actually causing a significant number of accidents by distracting us while we attempt to complete simple, everyday tasks such as walking in straight lines and crossing roads. Ever narrowly dodged falling down stairs/a well/a black hole because you were too busy texting your mum? Haven't we all?

Take a look at the video above for more on the latest phone news stories and then regale us with your tales of close scrapes and mishaps or pesky phone bugs in the comments section below or over on our Facebook page.

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