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

htconelowres-9Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past seven days. There were some new devices released and lots of OS updates. In addition, we’ve added some notable news from around the web:

– Rogers Sony Xperia ZL pricing revealed [Read here]
– Rogers Motorola RAZR to receive Jelly Bean upgrade “Late April” [Read here]
– Fido rolls out new “Device Protection” service [Read here]
– Minuum promises next-gen typing on your smartphone [Read here]
– Google Play Gift Cards coming soon to Canada? [Read here]
– Rogers offers $35 Google Play voucher to those who buy a Samsung Galaxy phone [Read here]
– Video: BlackBerry Dev band gives it One. Last. Time. [Read here]
– Optimus G Jelly Bean upgrade now available [Read here]
– Square impressed with activations in Canada [Read here]
– Virgin starts BlackBerry Q10 pre-registrations [Read here]
– New Google Play app (version 4.0) leaks online [Read here]
– Confirmed: Sony Xperia ZL launching in Canada on April 2nd [Read here]
– BlackBerry World now has 100,000 available apps for BlackBerry 10 [Read here]
– HTC One will now launch “before the end of April” [Read here]
– “My Mobilicity Payment” Android app now available [Read here]
– Rogers and TELUS Galaxy S III in Sapphire Black now available [Read here]
– Sony Xperia ZL Retail Version Hands-on (video) [Read here]
– Kobo updates Arc tablet to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean [Read here]
– WIND Mobile’s parent company reportedly seeking a buyer for the carrier [Read here]
– Rogers and CIBC have invested up to $60 million to launch “suretap” [Read here]

Around the web:
– Google creates Game of Thrones themed commercial [AndroidAuthority]
– Google Exec Eric Schmidt Confirms He is Still a BlackBerry User [BerryReview]
– iTunes Store now calls out apps that offer in-app purchases [TheVerge]
– Some Pebble smartwatches bricking after shutdown [Engadget]