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

One of the highlights of the past week was the official announcement of RIM’s 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook. In addition, this week saw a bunch on new device announcements and price plans from Fido, WIND, Mobilicity, Virgin. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past 7 days, plus notable news from around the web.

– 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook launching in Canada August 9th [Read here]
– TELUS Q2 2012 results: Subscriber base now at 7,447,000 [Read here]
– Ice Cream Sandwich now powers 15.9% of Android devices [Read here]
– Koodo to release the Samsung Galaxy S II X [Read here]
– WIND Mobile goes live in Kingston [Read here]
– 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook surfaces online [Read here]
– Thorsten Heins admits that RIM may be forced to license BlackBerry 10 [Read here]
– Fido to release new “Smart” and “Max” plans on August 8th [Read here]
– TELUS “My Account” iPhone, Android and BlackBerry app now available [Read here]
– RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Jam session coming to Waterloo and Vancouver [Read here]
– LG Optimus 4X HD launching in Canada “this fall” [Read here]
– WIND and Mobilicity Back-to-School promos [Read here]
– Android had 68.1% of the global smartphone OS market share in Q2 [Read here]
– RIM rumoured to layoff 3,000 on August 13th [Read here]
– Bell’s Manitoba HSPA network now live [Read here]
– Update available for Rogers HTC One X users, fixes Wi-Fi issues [Read here]
– Nokia Lumia 710 now available at MTS [Read here]
– Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 2 will be introduced August 29th [Read here]
– Complete pricing of Rogers 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook [Read here]
– Bell releases the Motorola RAZR V [Read here]

Around the web:
– Jelly Bean’s Face Unlock “Liveness Check” Circumvented With Simple Photo Editing [AndroidPolice]
– Ice Cream Sandwich comes to Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 7.0 Plus in the U.K. [PhoneArena]
– Early iPhone design talks sparked by a Samsung ‘fashionphone’ [TheVerge]
– AT&T plans to shut down entire 2G network by 2017 [Engadget]