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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
Other speculation points to a 720p, not
full HD 1080p, screen and a watered-down dual-core
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
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-
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
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.
an anonymous source, Facebook's Instagram will include
video support, similar to Twitter's Vine.
First hash tags, now Instagram videos?
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
Will it unveil Instagram Videos?
Don't forget to vote
and leave a comment, and we'll check in with the CNET
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.
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.
can see that.
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