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

BBM for Android and iPhone is now available. New iPads were announced. Nexus 5 leaks. In addition, TELUS swoops in to buy Public Mobile, and Mobilicity’s President says sayonara on October 31st. A busy week for mobile. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the last 7 days, plus notable news from around the web:

– TELUS to acquire 100% of Public Mobile [Read here]
– Rogers launching the HTC One Mini and HTC Desire 601 on November 4th [Read here]
– Rogers, Bell and TELUS to carry the new iPads [Read here]
– HTC Desire 601 coming to Fido and Koodo Mobile [Read here]
– Bell’s LTE network reaches Cobourg, Ontario [Read here]
– ‘WOW! mobile boutique’ is a ‘new wireless retail opportunity’ [Read here]
– Fido releases the Moto X, costs $450 outright [Read here]
– Rogers Q3 2013 results show wireless subs reaches 9.5 million [Read here]
– BlackBerry 10.2 OS upgrade now available [Read here]
– Ontario Government looking to enforce stiffer distracted driving laws [Read here]
– Mobilicity’s President to depart the company October 31st [Read here]
– Court gives Mobilicity until December 20th to find a buyer [Read here]
– Bell to start tracking users’ internet, phone, and TV habits [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy S4 sales top 40 million in 6-months [Read here]
– Nexus 5 release date rumours [Read here]
– Apple releases iOS 7.0.3 with Touch ID improvements [Read here]
– TD Bank app for Android tablets now available to download [Read here]
– BBM rumoured to come to Windows Phone 8, tablet, desktop, and web [Read here]
– Apple’s new iPads: a breakdown [Read here]
– BBM for iPhone and Android sees over 10 million downloads in 24 hours [Read here]
– Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro now available in Canada [Read here]
– Rogers, SaskTel and TELUS named in ‘Canada’s Top 100 Employers’ list [Read here]
– SaskTel launches PPT network [Read here]
– Another Nexus 5 press image arrives online [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review [Read here]
– Hands-on with BBM for Android and iOS [Read here]
– Will you be buying a new iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina display? [Poll]
– Halloween contest: Win a 32GB Nexus 7 (2013) and a box of 48 KitKat bars! [Enter here]

Around the web:
– Youtube may soon offer its own subscription music service [AndroidAuthority]
– BBM Downloads Rocking Google Play & Apple iTunes Charts [BerryReview]
– Nokia Lumia 929 caught on video [Engadget]
– Bluetooth certification hints LTE Nexus 4 [Engadget]
– Samsung Got Fined £210,000 for Paying People to Bash HTC Online [Gizmodo]