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

These past seven days saw Fido come forward with launching LTE devices soon. Q2 manufacturing shipments/sames came forward and declared Samsung the king. A few more handset releases and confirmations of upcoming smartphones. Belwo are the top stories from the past week, plus notable news from around the web.

– Motorola ATRIX HD LTE heading to Virgin [Read here]
– Bell confirms service and stores “coming soon” to Manitoba [Read here]
– Nokia Lumia 610 Review [Read here]
– Galaxy S III sales hit 10 million in 2 months [Read here]
– Hands-on with the TELUS HTC One X [Read here]
– Bell to release the Motorola RAZR V August 2nd [Read here]
– Hands-on with the Rogers Motorola Defy Pro (video) [Read here]
– TELUS investing $3.8 million into Halifax to expand LTE coverage [Read here]
– Rogers Q2 2012: Wireless subscriber base reaches 9.351 million [Read here]
– Hands-on with the Motorola ATRIX HD and RAZR V (video) [Read here]
– LG Canada: “The Optimus 2X will not be receiving the ICS upgrade” [Read here]
– Rogers Samsung Focus users reporting upgrade to Tango is now available [Read here]
– Fido going live with LTE this Summer [Read here]
– Rogers and Fido release the HTC Desire C, available in Red and White [Read here]
– Bell simplifies consumer rate plans [Read here]
– Samsung keeps #1 position in Q2 [Read here]

Around the web:
– Samsung takes us ‘backstage’ at the Opening Ceremony for the Olympics [PhoneArena]
– ZTE Grand X launhces early through Phones4U in the UK [Phandroid]
– Motorola Xoom WiFi Owners In the U.S. Getting Android 4.1 [PocketNow]
– Apple, Google Line Up to Bid for Kodak’s Patents [WSJ]
– AT&T’s Garnet Red Galaxy S III for vampires [Engadget]