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

This past week saw the Big 3 carriers and their sub-brands battle it out with a 6GB data promo. In addition, Rogers and Sony released the LTE-enabled Xperia ion, plus Koodo launched the Curve 9320. A number of app updates and various devices were bumped up to Ice Cream Sandwich – and confirmation came that the Desire HD would be sticking on OS 2.3 Gingerbread. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories, plus some notable news from around the web:

– Bell releasing the Motorola ATRIX HD LTE on August 2nd [Read here]
– HTC says the Desire HD will not officially experience ICS [Read here]
– Sony Xperia ion now available at Rogers [Read here]
– Koodo to increase “City Koodo” plan by $5/month [Read here]
– Curve 9320 now available at Koodo [Read Here]
– Huawei Ascend P1 now available at WIND [Read here]
– BlackBerry PlayBook has 19% of the Canadian tablet market share [Read here]
– Fido HTC Desire C will be $200 outright [Read here]
– Bell to open retail stores in Winnipeg soon [Read here]
– TELUS comes out with 6GB data promo, costs $65/month [Read here]
– Rogers launches the “6GB Super Plan” for $60/month [Read here]
– Rogers to release the rugged Motorola DEFY PRO this Summer [Read here]
– HTC Desire C review (video) [Read here]
– Koodo will now unlock your iPhone for $50 [Read here]
– Bell LG Optimus LTE upgrade to ICS pushed to August [Read here]
– RIM aiming for November release of Gold version of BlackBerry 10 SDK [Read here]
– Sony SmartWatch now available in Canada for $149.99 [Read here]
– Virgin and Bell roll out new 6GB $60/month plan [Read here]
– LG Optimus L5 now available at SaskTel [Read here]
– Koodo to release the “$60 Canada-Wide Super 6GB” plan [Read here]
– Contest: Win a Google Nexus 7 tablet [Enter here]

Around the web:
– Nokia Drive 3.0 Now Available [PocketNow]
– ‘Sent with Sparrow,’ no more [The Verge]
– Download nightlies of Firefox OS [Engadget]
– Special Galaxy S3 2012 Summer Olympic Games edition available in Taiwan [Android Authority]
– RIM applies for patent on detecting emotion in messaging [Engadget]