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MobileKeeping on top of the upcoming attractions in the mobile market can be tough, so here is a compilation of the biggest news stories and product launches to have emerged recently.

Nokia Lumia 1520 Images Leak

New photos posted to the Twitter account of @evleaks have shown Nokia’s next flagship Lumia device, known as the 1520, in full.

The Lumia 1520 will be a full-on phablet, taking on the likes of the recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with its reported six-inch AMOLED display.

It could also feature a 41-megapixel camera to put it in the same league as the Lumia 1020. However, it is more likely to have a 20-megapixel camera, which would allow it to compete with the Sony Xperia Z1.

The photos show that the Lumia 1520 will stick with the colourful approach to handset design that Nokia has been pursuing in recent years, which is particularly sensible given that Apple has now taken a similar tack with the iPhone 5C.

Although this phone will come close to matching full tablets in terms of display size, it should also have a SIM card slot to allow standard calls to be made using providers such as giffgaff, O2 and Three.

Links to operators:

http://giffgaff.com/

http://www.o2.co.uk/

http://www.three.co.uk/

Microsoft Surface Update Imminent
Microsoft did not find much commercial success with its first round of Surface tablets, but it is hoping that two fresh iterations will spark more interest and steal market share from the iPad family.

The Surface 2 sticks with the Windows RT operating system, this time harnessing the Tegra 4 chipset to give it more processing power than its predecessor.

Windows 8.1 will come to the Surface Pro 2, which is more of a replacement for a laptop, given that it runs an unhindered version of Microsoft’s operating system which has nevertheless been optimised for touchscreen interactions.

Galaxy Gear Smartwatch from Samsung
Smartwatches are about the hit the big time thanks to this new product from Samsung. As well as being stylishly designed, this clever mobile peripheral can synchronise with compatible Android handsets via NFC and Bluetooth to let users pick up messages and alerts without having to pull out their phones.

There is even a two-megapixel camera built into the Galaxy Gear, so the only thing which might prevent it from becoming a common device is the asking price, which will probably be over £200.

Google Nexus 5
The leak of a reportedly official service document detailing the specs of the Nexus 5 has shed more light on what users can expect following its official announcement.

Manufactured by LG and based on the G2 smartphone, it will benefit from a powerful Snapdragon 800 processor as well as 4G connectivity and the latest version of Android, making it a suitable upgrade from last year’s Nexus 4, which was also built by LG. A low asking price of under £300 should help it to sell well following its release.