Top Canadian stories from the past week, plus other news from around the web

Ian Hardy

March 11, 2012 8:38 am

This past week was dominated by Apple’s “New iPad” – this comes packed with a “Resolutionary” Retina Display (2048×1536), LTE, A5X processor and an improved camera. Of course, there was other important Canadian news, Virgin prepping to deploy their LTE network, BlackBerry OS 7.1 upgrades and a few device announcements. Also, there’s a few notable stories from around the web.

- Rogers to start Nokia Lumia 900 pre-order next week [Read here]
- Virgin to launch LTE network in time for the new iPad [Read here]
- TELUS BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Torch 9810 upgrade to OS 7.1 available [Read here]
- TELUS Nokia Lumia 800 Review (Video) [Read here]
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus launching March 16th, $349.99 outright [Read here]
- Bell to release the Samsung Galaxy Rugby and Sonim XP5520 Bolt [Read here]
- Apple announced the new iPad, specs vs iPad 2 [Read here]
- Videotron launches the HTC Radar [Read here]
- Google renames Android market as Google Play [Read here]
- Bell expands LTE coverage into Cambridge [Read here]
- PlayBook Keyboard case goes up for pre-order, shipping by March 23rd [Read here]
- LG Optimus L7 coming to Rogers [Read here]
- Fido launches new data plan for iPads [Read here]
- Google baking Android OS “Key Lime Pie”? [Read here]
- SaskTel BlackBerry Curve 9360 upgrade to OS v7.1.0.219 now available [Read here]
- Mobilicity wants the government to introduce a “Spectrum Screen” [Read here]
- Rogers AirCard 330U LTE Rocket Stick review (Video) [Read here]
- Scotiabank estimating the 700 MHz spectrum auction will raise $3.5 billion [Read here]
- Ice Cream Sandwich now on 1.6% of Android devices [Read here]
- Contest: Win a TELUS Nokia Lumia 800! [Enter here]

Around the web:
- Sprint iPad shows up in Best Buy’s database [Engadget]
- Sony MT27i Pepper shows up in a press shot [GSMArena]
- Caterpillar-Branded Ruggedized Android On Display [PocketNow]
- Three UK announces availability of Sony Xperia S [AndroidCentral]
- HTC Golf: First Test Photo [PocketNow]
- Windows Mobile Marketplace Will Die On May 9th [TechCrunch]

  • Alex Perrier

    Happy for Sprint tentatively getting the iPad! :)