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

Ian Hardy

April 8, 2012 4:13 pm


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?