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

Ian Hardy

January 6, 2013 8:03 am


Relatively quiet week in mobile – most people are still on vacation or prepping for CES this coming week. There were a few important stories, such as Bell opening up BlackBerry 10 pre-registration. In addition, a few new devices are on the docket for a release next week. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past 7 days, plus notable news from around the web:

– Nexus 4 is shipping to Canadians again [Read here]
– Bell opens up BlackBerry 10 pre-registration [Read here]
– Here are three fresh Samsung Galaxy S IV rumours [Read here]
– Sony Xperia Z is water resistant and has a “Skeleton frame structure” [Read here]
– Bell to release the BlackBerry Curve 9320 on January 11th [Read here]
– Xperia Z press shot arrives online before official announcement [Read here]
– Ubuntu announces phone OS [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Discover landing January 15th at Bell [Read here]
– The Android mascot that (thankfully) wasn’t [Read here]
– The Best Tablets for Canadians (January 2013 edition) [Read here]
– RIM’s QWERTY/Touch gets pictured, shown rocking BB10 [Read here]
– Jelly Bean now running on 10% of Android devices [Read here]
– Facebook lets Canadians beta test VoIP calling over iOS Messenger app [Read here]
– 2012 MobileSyrup Award Winners! [Read here]

Around the web:
– ZTE 5.7-Inch P945 Android Leaks [PocketNow]
– ‘Dumbphone’ in contention to be added to Oxford English Dictionary [TheVerge]
– Google Play Adds “Free for Print Subscribers” Option for Play Magazines [Droid-Life]
– New ‘Amber Brown’ Galaxy Note 2 shows up again [AndroidCentral]
– Samsung Korea posts GS II Jelly Bean update details, but not the release date [Engadget]

  • Milpool

    Unrelated but always relevant: the NHL lockout is over.

  • skullan

    I would believe that the approximate pricing of the BB10 Z10 device should have been put on this list.

    • xenrobia

      Well I certainly hope the price is somewhat less then what Bell would have us believe. The price is a big part of what makes these devices attractive to the consumer, especially here in Canada where we’re still stuck with a three year contract if we want any real savings. I know, I know, it’s the Telco’s that set the price and as such they will have way too much influence on the success or failure of the new BB10’s. It would be nice if BlackBerry offered unlocked phones directly at a reasonable price then let the Telco’s compete for our business with decent plans. But then the Telco’s would b***h and moan that they’re not being allowed to gouge the consumer – the whole mobile industry in Canada is such a farce.

  • Twosee

    RIP RIM!!!!! :D :D

    • GO RIM

      haha go f*ck yourself. 24more days.