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

Another spectacular seven days in wireless. New device launches, announcements and leaked release dates. More news on BlackBerry and potential suitors, plus Google Play Gift Cards are finally available in Canada. In addition, we’ve added some notable news from around the web.

– iTunes Radio set to launch in Canada shortly [Read here]
– BlackBerry Z30 priced at $700 outright at launch [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear now available in Canada [Read here]
– Google Play Gift Cards now available in Canada [Read here]
– Nokia Lumia 1020 now available in Canada [Read here]
– ‘Rogers Alerts’ brings coupons to your smartphone [Read here]
– Rogers shows BlackBerry OS 10.2 update coming ‘late October’ [Read here]
– Galaxy S III mini and Galaxy S4 mini now available in Canada [Read here]
– SaskTel and MTS release the iPhone 5S and 5C [Read here]
– New entrants forecasted to have 7% of wireless subs by year-end [Read here]
– Bell Sony Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra launching October 15th [Read here]
– Rogers is not going to sell the Z30 [Read here]
– CWTA and its partners launch GSM blacklist for stolen cellphones [Read here]
– Nearly half of all Android devices run Jelly Bean [Read here]
– Mobilicity receives creditor protection [Read here]
– BlackBerry Z30 launching October 15th in Canada [Read here]
– TELUS launches Link [Read here]
– It’s now illegal to even hold a cellphone while driving in Ontario [Read here]
– BlackBerry Z30 Hands-on: Fuel or Fire? [Read here]
– BlackBerry reportedly getting interest from other buyers [Read here]
– iPhone 5c Review [Read here]
– Win one of four tickets to AndroidTO! (Contest) [Read here]
– Contest: Win a Nokia Lumia 1020! [Enter here]

Around the web:
– BlackBerry hit with securities shareholder class action [Reuters]
– Moto Maker to come to Verizon (other carriers?) on November 11 [Android Authority]
– Facebook for Windows Phone adds multi-photo uploads and unfriending [Engadget]
– Microsoft planning to merge Windows Phone & Windows RT over the next 2-years [WMPU]