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

This week started with a bang out a few new handset announcements, OS updates, plus capped off with BlackBerry declaring their tablet will not be upgraded to BB10 OS. Below are the top Canadian mobile stores of the last 7 days, plus notable news from around the web.

– Bell launching the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE on July 11th [Read here]
– Apple celebrates Canada Day by highlighting “Made In Canada” apps [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy S3 receives update to OS 4.1.2 [Read here]
– BlackBerry Q10 in White coming to Bell on July 5th [Read here]
– Bell to release the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and LG Optimus L5 II [Read here]
– Rogers and TELUS now selling the iPad and iPad mini [Read here]
– Rogers Sony Xperia S updated to Android 4.1.2 [Read here]
– Bell HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S both given ‘End of Life’ status [Read here]
– Verizon reportedly drops down $700 million for Wind Mobile [Read here]
– BBM for iOS and Android will be available “before the end of the summer” [Read here]
– BlackBerry becomes the ‘Official Mobile Computing Partner’ of the Maple Leafs [Read here]
– Industry Canada clarifies spectrum license transfer rules [Read here]
– BlackBerry changes its tune, won’t update PlayBook to BB10 [Read here]
– Here’s Motorola’s new logo [Read here]
– Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter is coming to Canada this summer [Read here]
– Sony Xperia SP coming to Rogers [Read here]

Around the web:
– Verizon starts selling 32GB Samsung Galaxy S 4 online for $299 [Engadget]
– Apple Finds It Difficult to Divorce Samsung [WSJ]
– Victor Oladipo’s NBA Draft through the lens of Google Glass [TheVerge]
– Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom set to launch on July 8th [AndroidAuthority]

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