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

The last 7 days in Canadian wireless was incredibly fantastic. Lots happened and the most anticipated Android smartphone, Samsung’s Galaxy S III, was confirmed to be available at most Canadian carriers on June 20th. In addition, this week saw a few new handsets get released and future devices such as the Lumia 610 leaked online. Below is a list of the top stories from the past week, plus notable news from around the web:

– TELUS to release the Nokia Lumia 610 [Read here]
– TELUS investing $650 million in Ontario, building out LTE coverage, hiring 900 [Read here]
– “Google Asus Nexus 7″ tablet shows up on benchmark site [Read here]
– Court sides with RIM, says the use of BBM doesn’t infringe on any trademarks [Read here]
– RIM hires JP Morgan and RBC to assist in leveraging “the BlackBerry platform” [Read here]
– Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S III launching in Canada on June 20th [Read here]
– TELUS has no plans to shut down iDEN network [Read here]
– Virgin will release the BlackBerry Curve 9320 at $150 outright [Read here]
– Here are the official specs of the Samsung Galaxy S III [Read here]
– HTC One S Review [Read here]
– Bell pushing out software update HTC Desire Z [Read here]
– Alleged iPhone 5 display pops up in video. It’s bigger. [Read here]
– TELUS will now unlock your iPhone for $50 [Read here]
– Rogers to increase Unlimited Value plans by $2/month on June 1st [Read here]
– Samsung sells over 50 million Galaxy S and S II devices, Note tops 7 million [Read here]
– BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Beta now available to download [Read here]
– TELUS Samsung Galaxy S III revealed online [Read here]
– Bell Samsung Galaxy S III pricing [Read here]
– TELUS HTC Amaze 4G upgrade to Android OS 4.0 now available! [Read here]
– Koodo releases the HTC One V [Read here]
– Google: Ice Cream Sandwich now powers 7.1% of Android devices [Read here]
– LG Optimus L7 pops up online, imminent launch on Rogers & Fido [Read here]

Around the web:
– Facebook And Apple Set To Achieve Relationship Status In iOS 6 [TechCrunch]
– AT&T CEO predicts data-only plans within two years [Engadget]
– Google Drive offline “coming in five weeks” [PhoneArena]
– BlackBerry voted coolest brand of 2012 in South Africa [CrackBerry]
– Universal Search Coming In Windows Phone 8 [WMPU]