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

The first week of 2012 continued where 2011 left off – various carriers confirmed new devices, several rumours surfaced and we even had a few leaked handsets. Heading into CES 2012, one of the busiest weeks in tech, most of the manufacturers will showcase their new products and flagship handsets. Below are some top Canadian stories from the last 7 days, plus other notable news from around the web:

– RIM named as Canada’s top business newsmaker of 2011 [Read here]
– Canadians downloaded 41 million apps between Christmas and New Years Eve [Read here]
– Sony Ericsson teases that they’ll have “some interesting” at CES [Read here]
– Rogers, Fido, TELUS will release the Galaxy Nexus this week [Read here]
– WIND, Mobilicity, Videotron and SaskTel also say the Galaxy Nexus is “coming soon” [Read here]
– Apparently the amount of texting injuries is increasing in Canada [Read here]
– Rogers $30/month 6GB plan expiring February 6th [Read here]
– Nokia Lumia 710 will be releasing in Canada [Read here]
– Rumours start of RIM licensing out the BlackBerry 10 OS [Read here]
– Fido launching the Motorola RAZR on January 10th [Read here]
– ASUS Transformer Prime getting OS 4.0 upgrade starting January 12th [Read here]

Around the web:
– Prada phone by LG 3.0 gets priced at $600 outright [PocketNow]
– Apple’s iCloud, Siri doubles iPhone 4S data consumption [ComputerWorld]
– Polaroid ready to announce Android tablet and e-reader at CES? [TheVerge]
– Motorola XT535 – another new rugged Defy? [UnwiredView]
– Apple paying Elan Microelectronics $5 million for multitouch patents [Engadget]
– White Galaxy Nexus heading to the UK February 6th [Phandroid]