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

Ian Hardy

February 17, 2013 8:26 am

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The biggest shocker of the week was that Nadir Mohamed, Rogers President and CEO, on his decision to retire. Otherwise we saw a few more devices become available, OS upgrades and Halifax-based Eastlink finally launched their wireless service. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past week, plus notable news from around the web:

– Bell and Virgin Galaxy S II users reporting Jelly Bean update is available [Read here]
– Rogers President and CEO will retire January 2014 [Read here]
– HTC 8S now available at WIND Mobile [Read here]
– Eastlink launches wireless service [Read here]
– Sony Xperia ZL launching in April [Read here]
– Virgin to offer the Nexus 4 for $399.99 outright [Read here]
– Jim Balsillie, former RIM CEO, has dumped all of his BlackBerry shares [Read here]
– Koodo Mobile launching new Pay-Per-Use Data plans [Read here]
– Fido hops on the $7.99 50MB/day United States roaming fee “this Spring” [Read here]
– Mobilicity inks $75 million financing deal [Read here]
– 437 and 365 area codes going live in the GTA on March 25th [Read here]
– Bell Let’s Talk Day raises over $4.8 million [Read here]
– TELUS flips the LTE switch on in Charlottetown [Read here]
– Nova Scotia to adopt new cellphone contract policies May 1st [Read here]
– Contest: Win a White Rogers Nokia Lumia 920! [Enter here]

Around the web:
– T-Mobile’s First LTE Mobile Hotspot Pictured In Press Image Glory [TmoNews]
– BlackBerry files patent application for 180-degree hinge [Read here]
– Google Takeout now includes Blogger blogs and Google+ pages [AndroidCentral]
– Dropbox for iOS update adds a PDF viewer and file share notifications [Engadget]

  • Steven Severson

    Really excited about this phone. I watched all the opening videos from Microsoft and think it is a great product. Too bad it is expensive. I have heard that it can be run over by a car and still work ? True or False ?

  • Grammar Police

    “The biggest shocker of the week was that Nadir Mohamed, Rogers President and CEO, on his decision to retire.”

    Huh?