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

This was the week of our Canadian carriers officially announcing plans to release the Samsung Galaxy S III. Seems like everyone will be on board and will most likely offer it at the same price, just possibly compete on monthly rate plan promos. In addition, various carriers released several Android devices, plus RIM hired a new CMO and COO. Below are the top wireless stories from the past week, plus notable news from around the web.

– Wind and Mobilicity release the Samsung Galaxy Q [Read here]
– Rogers re-branding all Chatr Wireless kiosks in Montreal to Fido [Read here]
– Various Canadian carriers announce plans to release the Galaxy S III [Read here]
– Bell launching the Motorola MOTOLUXE May 22nd, possibly for $300 [Read here]
– Sony Tablet S upgrade to OS 4.0 now available to Canadians [Read here]
– HTC One V launched by SaskTel, can be yours for $270 [Read here]
– Rogers Bold 9900 upgrade to OS 7.1 now available [Read here]
– MTS reports Q1 2012 results [Read here]
– SaskTel and Koodo Mobile customers are the most satisfied in Canada [Read here]
– Bell releases the Sierra Wireless 330U Turbo Stick [Read here]
– Downtown Ottawa getting free WiFi thanks to NCC tourist app [Read here]
– RIM hires new COO and CMO [Read here]
– Mobile web surfing, can Canadians cut the cord? [Read here]
– 34% of Canadians would give up Alcohol to use the Internet [Read here]
– TELUS posts upcoming “Device OS Upgrade schedule” online [Read here]
– RIM and TomTom bringing real-time traffic info to BlackBerry apps [Read here]
– Rogers Wireless wants your baby [Read here]
– TELUS Q1 2012 results [Read here]
– Huawei U8651 released by WIND for $149 [Read here]
– SaskTel releases the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE [Read here]
– Videotron increases wireless subscriber base by 22,200 in Q1 [Read here]
– TELUS to release the HTC One S and One V on May 17th [Read here]
– Contest, Win the HTC One X! [Enter here]

Around the web:
– Foxconn CEO says company is ‘making preparations’ for Apple iTV [The Verge]
– Samsung Galaxy Note Running Official Android 4.0 ICS [PocketNow]
– Siri: the ‘best smartphone ever’ is the Nokia Lumia 900. [TNW]
– Samsung Galaxy S III now available to pre-order at Vodafone UK [AndroidCentral]
– Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says mobile apps the top focus [Engadget]