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


CES always makes for a busy week and this year was no exception. Although there was a lack on solid mobile news at CES 2013, Sony did announce the Xperia XL was heading towards Canadian in Q1. In addition, a plethora of Canadian carriers opened up pre-registration for the BlackBerry 10 device. We also saw a few device OS updates. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past seven days, plus notable news from around the web.

- Sony clears up Canadian Xperia Z availability (it’s probably not coming) [Read here]
- Koodo, WIND, Mobilicity join in the fun, all say BlackBerry 10 is “coming soon” [Read here]
- BlackBerry Curve 9320 now available at Bell [Read here]
- SaskTel says BlackBerry 10 is “coming soon” [Read here]
- Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 Hands-on (video) [Read here]
- Hands-on with the Otterbox Armor series for iPhone and Galaxy S III [Read here]
- RIM once again confirms at least six BlackBerry 10 devices this year [Read here]
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 upgrade to Jelly Bean now available [Read here]
- Must watch: ZTE Grand S LTE hands-on (how not to do a product demo) [Read here]
- Hands-on with Ubuntu OS for phones (video) [Read here]
- Video: Gorilla Glass 3 takes on a steel ball [Read here]
- Hands-on with LG’s Smart Activity Tracker (Video) [Read here]
- Apple: 40 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store [Read here]
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean released for the Fido HTC One S [Read here]
- LG on Google’s Nexus lineup: “The first in our growing partnership” [Read here]
- TELUS goes live with BlackBerry 10 pre-registration [Read here]
- Virgin Mobile says BlackBerry 10 is “coming soon” [Read here]
- Hands-on with the Huawei Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate (video) [Read here]
- “BlackBerry Experience Forum” starts February 4th in Toronto [Read here]
- Rogers HTC One X upgrade to Jelly Bean now available [Read here]
- Pebble smart watch will be available to backers on January 23rd [Read here]
- Video: Hands-on with the iPhone physical keyboard case “Spike” [Read here]
- Xperia Z and Xperia ZL comparison [Read here]

Around the web:
- White House politely declines Death Star petition, citing $850 quadrillion cost [TheVerge]
- BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha updates to 10.0.09.2320 [BerryReview]
- Beats Electronics announces project Daisy music service [Engadget]
- 263 million active Angry Birds members played the game last month [PhoneArena]

  • too-c

    I am so lonely… :(

    • tuh who ssss he

      RIP RIM!! :D :D

    • tuh who ssss he

      Poor butthurt Fandroids.
      Watching from the sidelines (with their dik in their hands) while the other OSes pass them by.

  • tusea

    Kissless virgin is what I am. Feel bad, man.

  • David

    “Xperia Z and Xperia ZL comparison [Read here]”

    The link doesn’t work.

  • Sweet

    Wrong, Mobilicity has not announced anything regarding BB10. I checked their FB page, Twitter page and their site. No mention of BB10 to be found.

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