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


The past week in Canadian wireless was very busy. TELUS released the Galaxy Note in White, Mobilicity made the Galaxy S 4G available, Rogers opened up LTE in Calgary and Halifax. In addition, the CRTC is looking for insight into creating the “national code for wireless services”, plus there was a number of upgrade confirmations for various Android devices to OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Below are a few top stories from the last 7 days, plus notable news from around the web:

- Bell to launch HSPA+ push-to-talk service, plus PTT apps [Read here]
- Rogers goes live with LTE in Calgary and Halifax [Read here]
- Rogers HTC One X pre-order now live, $169.99 on a 3-year [Read here]
- Poll: Will LTE factor into your next hardware purchase? [Read here]
- RIM officially launches BlackBerry Fusion [Read here]
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Hands-on (Video) [Read here]
- Bell Samsung Galaxy Note upgrade to Android OS 4.0 pushed to May [Read here]
- Instagram for Android is here [Read here]
- Complete pricing of the upcoming Rogers Nokia Lumia 900 LTE [Read here]
- RIM offers up 17 free premium BlackBerry 7 apps to Canadians [Read here]
- Samsung to open retail store in Canada [Read Here]
- “Canada’s
 first‐ever
 virtual 
store” pops up in Toronto [Read here]
- CRTC possibly creating a “national code for wireless services” [Read here]
- Google: OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich now on 2.9% of Android devices [Read here]
- TELUS launching AppleCare+ April 16th [Read here]
- Android 4.0.4 for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S rolls out [Read here]
- TELUS Samsung Galaxy S II X upgrade to OS 4.0 “Coming Soon” [Read here]
- BlackBerry App World celebrates three years [Read here]
- Canadian Mint introduces the MintChip Challenge [Read here]
- Rogers to offer a free Xbox 360 with Kinect to customers [Read here]
- “GO Info” app for Windows Phone 7 released [Read here]
- Rogers Nokia Lumia 900 now shipping to those who pre-ordered [Read here]
- Rogers to release the Samsung Galaxy Rugby, here’s the prices [Read here]
- TELUS, Rogers, Bell releasing the Galaxy Note in White [Read here]
- SaskTel expands 4G coverage in Saskatchewan [Read here]
- BlackBerry PlayBook Bluetooth Keyboard Case Hands-on [Read here]
- Digital Locksmiths sets out to make the enterprise accessible to all smartphones [Read here]
- Acer A510 “Estimated release date: 04/25/2012″ [Read here]
- SaskTel upgrade to OS 4.0 for Galaxy S II coming “mid to late April” [Read here]

Around the web:
- No more Beats headphones with your HTC? Just what the Dr. ordered [Engadget]
- BlackBerry Wins a Shorty Industry Award [BerryReview]
- HTC One X and One S go on sale in Europe [Android Central]
- Nokia Music updated to version 2.1 [WMPU]
- US government won’t abandon BlackBerry [TheVerge]
- ASUS PadFone priced and ready for pre-order [Engadget]

  • Alex Perrier

    Happy Easter!

    Surprised that no carrier did a holiday-themed promotion.

    • Trippy

      That because Easter is a joke holiday.

  • Biz

    Asus Padfone!!! I am really interested in this…when will it come to canada!

  • Cody

    Am I the only one who thinks the Nokia WP7 phone looks terrible?

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