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

This week was filled with wireless. Google’s announcements of the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 in 32 GB Wi-Fi form and a 3G variant, plus the Nexus 10. All of these will be landing in Canada November 13th. In addition, there was also a few new devices launches – Nokia Lumia 920 and the Rugby LTE. The next couple weeks is when all the manufacturers unload their big Q4 lineup and we’ll soon see what the carriers have in mind for the holiday promotional plans. Below are the top Canadian stories from the past seven days, plus notable news from around the web.

– Video: Rogers launches the “suretap” mobile payment system [Read here]
– Poll: How often do you change phones? [Vote here]
– BlackBerry 10 now in carrier lab testing [Read here]
– Rogers launching “Simplified Pricing with unlimited talk, text and internet” plans [Read here]
– Sony Xperia T – The Bond phone – available November 14th [Read here]
– Bell launching LG Optimus G November 13th [Read here]
– Google: 2.7% of Android devices now run Jelly Bean [Read here]
– Windows Phone 8X by HTC launching November 15th [Read here]
– Google announces Android 4.2 Jelly Bean [Read here]
– Google Nexus 10 landing in Canada on November 13th [Read here]
– 32GB HSPA+ Nexus 7 available to Canadians November 13th [Read here]
– Google and LG officially announce the Nexus 4 [Read here]
– 700,000 apps are now available for Android [Read here]
– Canadians sent over 23.8 billion text messages in Q2 2012 [Read here]
– Bell and TELUS launches the Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE [Read here]
– Samsung says they’ve sold over 30 million Galaxy S III devices [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Note II officially released in Canada [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Ace II coming to Bell and Koodo [Read here & here]
– Contest: Win a 32GB Wi-Fi Nexus 7! [Enter here]

Around the web:
– Galaxy Note II Smart Dock turns a big phone into an even bigger desktop [Engadget]
– Foursquare Brings Explore Feature to BlackBerry Platform First [BerryReview]
– UK court orders Apple to rewrite ‘untrue’ Samsung apology [TheVerge]
– Entry-level Google Nexus 7 hinted again, “has not yet been announced” [AndroidAuthority]
– Nokia Lumia 920 in pink outed in video [Read here]