Mobile Miscellany: week of June 3rd, 2013

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Z. Lutz|06.08.13

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Mobile Miscellany: week of June 3rd, 2013

If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought additional peeks at the purported Nokia EOS cameraphone, leaked screenshots of the BlackBerry OS 10.2 update and the arrival of a new budget smartphone from Huawei in the UK. These stories and more await after the break. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore all that's happening in the mobile world for this week of June 3rd, 2013.

Nokia EOS surfaces again in leaked photos

Mobile Miscellany week of June 3rd, 2013

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As anticipation mounts for Nokia's Windows Phone successor to the 41-megapixel 808 PureView, additional photos have surfaced of the device in question -- dubbed the Nokia EOS -- courtesy of a hands-on from ViziLeaks. We've already come across shots of the cameraphone's casing, along with a video that shows its mechanical shutter in action, but a multi-angle tour reveals interesting tidbits such as the phone's combo xenon and LED flash setup, support for wireless charging and the ability to play nicely with lanyards. A micro-SIM slot is also visible, which reinforces ViziLeaks' claim that the phone will lack a removable battery. Now that images of the purported Galaxy S 4 Zoom have also surfaced, it certainly puts the additional bulk of Nokia's cameraphone in perspective. [ViziLeaks]


More BlackBerry OS 10.2 screenshots emerge

Mobile Miscellany week of June 3rd, 2013

Many BlackBerry users are still waiting for their taste of the OS 10.1 rollout, but a new handful of BlackBerry OS screenshots and a video tour are now on the scene, giving audiences another tease of what's to come. We've previously heard that unicode emojis and level 1 email notifications were on deck in the upcoming revision, but can now see integration with BBM Channels, a refined loading symbol and a look at the multiple alarms feature. They're certainly incremental improvements, but it's always fun to get a sneak peek at what's in store. [N4BB, Kris Simundson (YouTube)]


Huawei Ascend Y300 arrives at Carphone Warehouse

Mobile Miscellany week of June 3rd, 2013

Following the debut of the Ascend Y210 at TalkTalk, Huawei has introduced a new budget smartphone to British consumers with the Ascend Y300 at Carphone Warehouse. The Android 4.1 handset is available now for £69.95 outright, which combines a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 and a 5-megapixel camera. A 1,730mAh battery and expandable storage are also in the mix, and while the smartphone isn't likely to turn heads, it's certainly easier on the wallet. [Carphone Warehouse]

Other random tidbits

  • The Samsung Galaxy S III has been announced for arrival at Boost Mobile on June 12th for $399. Upon arrival, it'll be one of the carrier's few LTE smartphones. [BusinessWire]
  • T-Mobile welcomed the LTE version of the Galaxy S III into its lineup this week, where it can be purchased for $550 outright or $70 with a two-year payment plan of $20 per month. [Android Central]
  • Google Hangouts was updated to resolve a glitch that'd caused some users to receive multiple notifications for a message. [Google Play]
  • SoundHound is now available in BlackBerry World for BB10 devices. [N4BB]
  • Wind Mobile has introduced the Huawei Ascend W1, a Windows Phone 8 device that's available for free on the $40 WINDtab plan and the BlackBerry Q10, which sells for as little as $349 on contract. [MobileSyrup 1, 2]
  • A smartphone that's said to be the ZTE Mustang for AT&T was outed with a lightly-skinned interface that resembles stock Android. [@evleaks (Twitter)]

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