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Rumor Has It: Instagram video is so cool, we're already over it

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Rumor Has It: Instagram video is so cool, we're already over it

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HTC might have a Mini up its sleeve, and so might Samsung. Also, Facebook invited everyone to a supersecret event on Thursday, where it might unleash a Vine competitor.

Hey, IÃ?m Karyne Levy. Welcome to Rumor Has It! The show that rounds up the week's biggest tech rumors. Don't forget that you can vote on what you think about the rumors, too, in the interactive player if you're watching on CNET. Apple's event and E3 last week put some long-standing rumors to rest, but don't worry. I was able to scrounge up a few things that've been making their rounds online. First up, photos of the long-rumored HTC One Mini have surfaced, leaving everyone to wonder "Why is there a Mini everything?" The device is said to be a shrunken-down version of HTC's flagship device; it'll feature a 4.3-inch LCD screen and a thinner and shorter frame. And, of course, the same unibody aluminum design. Other speculation points to a 720p, not full HD 1080p, screen and a watered-down dual-core processor. It's funny how trends change. Just a few years ago, everyone wanted the smallest, most pocketable phones. Then we saw a rise in screens that are 5 inches and bigger, leading to the annoying term "phablet." Now we're back to shrinking down these huge machines, so they fit back in our pockets. Adding to the mini train, there's an event in London on June 20, where Samsung will possibly announce the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. A previous leak pegged the handset to have a 4.3-inch screen, a dual-core 1.6GHz processor, and an 8- megapixel camera. Mini. Mini everything. I wish physical keyboards were the next new old trend. Next up, last week, Facebook sent invites to a special press event on June 20, but did not reveal what will be announced. The invite came shortly after Facebook hash tags were released, and just days after the discovery of code that hints at a Facebook RSS reader, which could replace Google Reader. But TechCrunch is reporting that the company has something a little more exciting up its sleeve. According to an anonymous source, Facebook's Instagram will include video support, similar to Twitter's Vine. Uh. First hash tags, now Instagram videos? It already released verified accounts last month. They say that copycatting is the highest form of flattery, but is this just getting too obvious? What do you guys think? Is Facebook turning into Twitter? Will it unveil Instagram Videos? Don't forget to vote and leave a comment, and we'll check in with the CNET Council. And the Council's verdict is...a unanimous YES. Each one of the editors I asked thinks that Facebook will announce Instagram videos at the June 20 event. I mean, come one, can't you see the suits over at Facebook watching the Vine trend and saying "What is this Vine thing that everyone is into? We must have something like it, right now!" The suits, or the hoodies, as the case may be. Yeah, I can see that. ThatÃ?s our show everyone, share your rumors at rumorhasit@cnet.com or call us at 1-800-750-CNET. And tweet us! And tune in next week for more tech rumors.
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