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

The bombshell that occurred this week was from BlackBerry. The Waterloo-based company will soon have a new CEO and a new direction that involves a new $1 billion infusion of cash. In addition, the Nexus 5 became available, as did the HTC One Mini. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories of the past seven days, plus notable news from around the web:

– Win a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8! [Enter here]
– Nexus 5 now available at several Canadian carriers [Read here]
– Rogers suretap Wallet to usher in a new era of mobile payments in Canada [Read here]
– Here’s the final list of 12 qualified bidders for the 700 MHz auction [Read here]
– CCTS says wireless billing errors top the list of consumer complaints [Read here]
– Four mid-range Android devices compared [Read here]
– Bell Fibe Remote app for iOS now available [Read here]
– Rogers releases the HTC One Mini [Read here]
– BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins to depart [Read here]
– Here’s the full list of companies that invested $1 billion into BlackBerry [Read here]
– Rogers releases One Number Smartphone for iOS and Android [Read here]
– TD Bank and PC Financial announce Ugo [Read here]
– WIND Mobile has 636,827 active wireless subscribers [Read here]
– Bell now has 7,805,100 subscribers [Read here]
– A few thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Gear [Read here]
– Five reasons why smartwatches are here to stay [Read here]
– WIND Mobile launches the Huawei Ascend P6 [Read here]
– TELUS Q3 results show subscriber base now at 7,810,000 [Read here]
– Sony Xperia Z1 Review [Read here]

Around the web:
– Moto Maker coming to more carriers in the States [evLeaks Twitter]
– Microsoft announces Lumia 1520 pre-orders from Microsoft Stores [WMPU]
– HTC One ‘Gramohorn’ accessory will set buyers back as much as $8k [AndroidAuthority]
– Study Shows BBM Cross Platform Is Gaining in User Engagement Time [BerryReview]