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

Another spectacular week in mobile. New tablets were launched: Toshiba Excite, iPad and Galaxy Tab. Plus the government finally announced their plans for the 700MHz spectrum and foreign ownership. Plus a slew of new promotions. Below are the top stories from the past seven days, plus notable news from around the world.

– Image: Here’s Virgin Mobile’s LTE coverage [Read here]
– Possible image of the Samsung Galaxy S III surfaces, probably fake [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE coming to Rogers [Read here]
– TELUS, Bell, Virgin and Rogers offer 2 months of Unlimited Data for Tablet Flex Plan [Read here]
– BCE Inc. purchases Astral Media [Read here]
– Rumours surface again of RIM licensing BlackBerry 10 to Samsung [Read here]
– Motorola’s MOTOACTV now available in Canada [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus now available in Canada [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy S 4G now available at WIND [Read here]
– Instagram for Android coming “really soon” [Read here]
– TAG Heuer RACER will be available this July for $3,600 [Read here]
– Toshiba Excite 10 LE Review [Read here]
– Samsung: OS 4.0 is coming to the Galaxy S II today for some, but not just yet for Canadians
– Bell getting ready to launch 2,600 Mhz LTE spectrum [Read here]
– WIND Mobile had 403,000 subscribers at the end of 2011 [Read here]
– Videotron to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 [Read here]
– PayPal Here launches in Canada, brings mobile payments to the forefront [Read here]
– Ottawa: 700MHz auction will start first half 2013 [Read here]
– Sony Music Unlimited now available in Canada [Read here]
– Contest: Win a New iPad [Enter here]

Around the web:
– T-Mobile retires Sidekick 4G, but brand will return [Engadget]
– HTC One X, One S On Pre-Order In the U.K [Pocket Now]
– RIM gets funky, patents fuel cell manufacture for mobile devices [Engadget]
– WhatsApp for BlackBerry Gets Small Update to v2.7.5032 [Berry Review]
– Lenovo will be ‘first to market’ with a Windows 8 tablet [The Verge]
– Ice Cream Sandwich seen running on Asus Netbook [Android Central]
– Nexus tablet “a done deal”, $149 [Android & Me]