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

The last seven days saw Apple quietly launch the iPad mini with Retina display, Motorola unveiled the incredibly affordable Moto G, and the Nexus 5 hit a few more Canadian carriers. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past week, plus notable news from around the web:

– Hands-on with the Moto G [Read here]
– New Rogers CEO is reportedly ‘a very hands-on operator’ [Read here]
– Eastlink removes roaming fees within Canada, plus launches the ‘easyTab plus’ [Read here]
– Mobilicity puts plan C in motion, prepares to auction itself off [Read here]
– iPad mini with Retina display now available from Apple [Read here]
– Rogers First Rewards expands into Toronto [Read here]
– Nexus 5 now available at WIND Mobile [Read here]
– Two Canadian wearable startups honoured in PwC’s Vision to Reality awards [Read here]
– SaskTel releases the Nexus 5 and HTC Desire 601 [Read here]
– Vine arrives on Windows Phone to further narrow the app gap [Read here]
– Google starts rolling out KitKat for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 [Read here]
– Videotron comes out with a $60/month Unlimited voice and 6GB data promo [Read here]
– TELUS and Koodo to release the Moto G for $200 outright ‘this month’ [Read here]
– Mobilicity bets the farm, comes out with a $30/month all-in holiday plan [Read here]
– Canadian team helping Facebook take flight in the wearable space with Pigeon [Read here]

Around the web:
– Twitter scraps Android app redesign previewed to testers [Engadget]
– HTC One GPe KitKat code in Google’s hands, rolling out soon [Android Authority]
– Alec Saunders: “Simply put, BlackBerry World is where your app belongs” [BerryReview]
– AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 slips out early, gets unboxed [WMPU]