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

This past week saw RIM surprise the world not only with their increase in subscribers, but with their upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. There seems to be a new sense of life for the company. Meanwhile, Apple declared that their new iPhone 5 sold over 5 million units around the world, plus wrote a letter that Maps “fell short” of the experience they are used to delivering to customers. Samsung is bringing the Note II to all major Canadian carriers, and LG will launch the Optimus 4X HD, too. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the last 7 days, plus notable news from around the web:

– RIM Q2 fiscal 2013 results: $2.9 billion revenue [Read here]
– iPhone 5 available today at SaskTel, MTS and NorthernTel [Read here]
– Wireless prices expected to rise for first time in six years in 2014 [Read here]
– iPhone 5 Review (Video) [Read here]
– RIM shows off BlackBerry 10, including BBM [Read here]
– Bell’s LTE network now reaches 19 million Canadians [Read here]
– Update: Leaked promo video shows off RIM’s BlackBerry 10 devices [Read here]
– LG Optimus 4X HD coming to WIND and Videotron in October [Read here]
– iPhone 5 opening weekend sales surpass 5 million [Read here]
– Google Play crosses the 25 billion app download mark [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Note II coming “this fall” to Canadian carriers [Read here]
– Apple’s CEO says “we fell short” on iOS 6 Maps [Read here]
– Motorola RAZR HD LTE Hands-on (Video) [Read here]
– Google expands high-res aerial maps for Canada, especially Winnipeg [Read here]
– Should Apple have launched Maps as beta to avoid this whole mess? [Read here]
– Win a one-year BBC iPlayer subscription! (Contest) [Enter here]
– Contest: Win an iPhone 5 16GB! [Read here]

Around the web:
– Lumia 920 image stabilization and 808 drop test at Nokia R&D [Engadget]
– ASUS Slaps-Down Rumors Of $99 Nexus Tablet [PocketNow]
– RIM’s Alec Saunders: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers [Read here]
– Pictures show mystery Android tablet in North Korea [PhoneArena]