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

The last seven days were absolutely bonkers for mobile. Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear were finally unveiled. Google announced that the next version of Android will be called Kit Kat (4.4), plus subsequently leaked the Nexus 5 in a promo video. In addition, a few more devices launched in Canada and Rogers announced plans to unleash a credit card to willing Canadians. Oh yes – Verizon is not coming to Canada. Below is a list of all the top Canadian mobile stories from the past week, plus notable news from around web.

– Rogers to launch Loyalty Credit Card “within the next year” [Read here]
– TELUS employees to start iOS 7 training on September 17th [Read here]
– Verizon CEO says they’re not coming to Canada, story was “way overblown” [Read here]
– LG Nexus 5 possibly sneaks into the FCC packing LTE [Read here]
– The Galaxy Note 3 is the most interesting smartphone released this year. Here’s why [Read here]
– Virgin Mobile says “BIG THINGS ARE COMING” [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear coming to Canada on October 4th [Read here]
– Apple officially sends out invites for September 10th event [Read here]
– BlackBerry has narrowed its list of potential bidders, aiming for a November sale [Read here]
– Rogers coming out with a “Share Everything” pricing model on September 10th [Read here]
– BBM for Android shown off in 5-minute video [Read here]
– The next version of Android is called KitKat [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Note 3 coming to 8 Canadian carrier later this year [Read here]
– WIND Mobile launching new device Trade-In program September 12th [Read here]
– TELUS discontinuing the iPhone 5 on September 28th [Read here]
– Sony announces Xperia Z1 [Read here]
– What does the iPhone 5S need to convince you to buy one? [Read here]
– BlackBerry: BBM for iPhone was submitted for review 2 weeks ago [Read here]
– Fido says “Fall’s most iconic phone is almost here” [Read here]

Around the web:
– BlackBerry Now Joins The FIDO Alliance [BerryReview]
– Apple’s iMovie, Pages, Keynote apps are ‘optimized for iPhone 6’ [TheVerge]
– WSJ: Apple near shipping iPhones to China Mobile [Engadget]
– LG-D821 (Nexus 5?) spotted at the Bluetooth SIG [AndroidAuthority]