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

Another week filled with glorious mobile news – RIM launched a few devices, had another couple hurdles. Meanwhile Bell, Virgin and Samsung are prepping for the big Galaxy Nexus release. Below are some highlights from the past week, plus a few choice selections from around the world.

– Bell and Virgin will be selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 1-day early in Toronto [Read Here]
– “iPhone 5,1” appears in iOS 5.1 beta [Read here]
– RIM rumoured to launch 5 BBX-powered devices in 2012 [Read here]
– HTC Amaze 4G now available at WIND and Mobilicity [Read here]
– Carrier IQ drama unfolds, Canadian carriers do not have it active on their devices [Read here]
– BlackBerry Bold 9790 now available at Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Koodo and Virgin [Read here]
– Bell LG Optimus Net Review [Read here]
– RIM announced they will not meet Q3 targets, PlayBook to blame [Read here]
– We announced a new contest: Win a Rogers Samsung Galaxy SII LTE [Read here]
– We launched another contest, Win a Rogers Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Note coming to Canada in Q1 2012 [Read here]
– BlackBerry Curve 9380 released by TELUS and Mobilicity [Read here]
– Android is now running on 25% of smartphones in Canada [Read here]

Around the web:

– Facebook purchases Gowalla [The Verge]
– BlackBerry App World 3.1 launching on December 15th [Berry Review]
– Another image of the Sony Ericsson Nozomi appears [Unwired View]
– Rumours of a new Motorola RAZR surfaces called the Droid RAZRMAX [PocketNow]