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

This week saw BlackBerry receive an offer of $4.7 billion, plus that eager BBM users on iPhone and Android will not receive the app anytime soon. Rogers announced a ‘Netflix for magazines’ service in Canada, and roaming rates once again came down in price. WOW! Mobile made an appearance and is expected to fully reveal itself over the next several weeks. In addition, we saw several new devices released, namely the LG G2. Below are the top Canadian stories from the past week, plus notable news from around the web :

– What is WOW! Mobile? (Updated) [Read here]
– WIND launching the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on October 4th [Read here]
– Wi-Fi coming to 2 TTC subway stations this December [Read here]
– BlackBerry on Q2 results: ‘We are very disappointed’ [Read here]
– Opposing strategies lead to BlackBerry’s downfall [Read here]
– Rogers bringing the ‘connected car’ to Canadians [Read here]
– MTS and SaskTel to launch the iPhone 5S and 5C on October 1st [Read here]
– Canada has 27.9 million wireless subscribers [Read here]
– Camera-centric Moto X update coming to Rogers model in October [Read here]
– Sony Xperia Z1 coming to multiple carriers in October [Read here]
– Motorola opens Kitchener-Waterloo office, plans to ‘recruit top talent’ [Read here]
– Rogers to launch Next Issue Canada [Read here]
– BlackBerry demos BBM on Desktop [Read here]
– SaskTel launches the Huawei Ascend Y300 [Read here]
– Here’s the list of bidders for the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction [Read here]
– Montreal subway getting underground wireless service [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy S4 mini launching October 4th [Read here]
– BlackBerry announces a $4.7b bid from Fairfax Financial [Read here]
– TELUS adjusts US roaming packages [Read here]
– Rogers signs U.S. LTE roaming agreement with AT&T [Read here]
– Android has 43% of the smartphone market share in Canada [Read here]
– LG G2 now available in Canada [Read here]
– White LG G2 to be a Rogers exclusive [Read here]
– Samsung Canada confirms Android 4.3 update coming in November [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Hands-On [Read here]
– Rogers Nokia Lumia 1020 will be $600 outright [Read here]
– LG G2 Review [Read here]
– Win an HTC One! (Contest) [Read here]

Around the web:
– Steve Ballmer’s intense, tearful goodbye to Microsoft [The Verge]
– Galaxy Note 3 drop test [AndroidAuthority]
– BlackBerry Z30 reaches the FCC with Canada-ready LTE [Engadget]
– BlackBerry starts selling unlocked BlackBerry 10 devices direct [Berry Review]

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