We’ve heard a few rumours that Apple will be embracing colour when they are expected to release the iPhone 5S in the summer of 2013 with similar shades available to the current colour choices for the iPod touch. Other enhancements likely to be featured include NFC technology (near field communication) which can be used for contact-less payments and a better camera and battery.

Samsung have been teasing the technology world with a little promo video outlining their plans to launch a new device at January’s Consumer Electronics Show. There is much speculation that the device in question could be the Galaxy S IV which could come complete with a 5-inch 441ppi screen, 4G capability, a super quad-core processor and maybe even one of the unbreakable flexi-screens we’ve heard so much about in recent weeks. As ever, we will keep you posted on any news.

blackberry10tease-rimBlackberry makers RIM have also been teasing their fans by posting an image of the new BB10 smartphone on their site. Before we get too excited, the picture only shows the back of the handset which we expect to be the touch screen L series due to be available in advance of the handsets featuring a traditional hardware keyboard. There is definitely a buzz around the new BB10s ahead of their launch in March 2013 with full details of the new phones likely to be released by the end of January.

Twitter, like pretty much all the social media networks, has decided to offer personalisation of their profile pages with the option to upload a header photo onto your twitter page. This feature was previously only available on Android, iPhone or iPad but has just been released to all users. Time to upload your latest mug shot or work of art unless you want to remain under the radar...

Talking of beautiful things, Instagram has been busy making improvements for Apple device users with a new iOS update which includes a remodelled camera and more editing options. Other enhancements include an optional grid interface to perfect your photo compositions, a new image filter called Willow (which is also available for Android) and if you’ve got an iPhone5 you can make use of a new image picker to sort out your photo albums.