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

Relatively quiet week in mobile – most people are still on vacation or prepping for CES this coming week. There were a few important stories, such as Bell opening up BlackBerry 10 pre-registration. In addition, a few new devices are on the docket for a release next week. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past 7 days, plus notable news from around the web:

– Nexus 4 is shipping to Canadians again [Read here]
– Bell opens up BlackBerry 10 pre-registration [Read here]
– Here are three fresh Samsung Galaxy S IV rumours [Read here]
– Sony Xperia Z is water resistant and has a “Skeleton frame structure” [Read here]
– Bell to release the BlackBerry Curve 9320 on January 11th [Read here]
– Xperia Z press shot arrives online before official announcement [Read here]
– Ubuntu announces phone OS [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Discover landing January 15th at Bell [Read here]
– The Android mascot that (thankfully) wasn’t [Read here]
– The Best Tablets for Canadians (January 2013 edition) [Read here]
– RIM’s QWERTY/Touch gets pictured, shown rocking BB10 [Read here]
– Jelly Bean now running on 10% of Android devices [Read here]
– Facebook lets Canadians beta test VoIP calling over iOS Messenger app [Read here]
– 2012 MobileSyrup Award Winners! [Read here]

Around the web:
– ZTE 5.7-Inch P945 Android Leaks [PocketNow]
– ‘Dumbphone’ in contention to be added to Oxford English Dictionary [TheVerge]
– Google Play Adds “Free for Print Subscribers” Option for Play Magazines [Droid-Life]
– New ‘Amber Brown’ Galaxy Note 2 shows up again [AndroidCentral]
– Samsung Korea posts GS II Jelly Bean update details, but not the release date [Engadget]