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

The last 7 days were filled with various wireless carriers taking jabs at each other, plus requesting the government to take action on the upcoming 700Mhz Spectrum Auction. In addition, new devices launched – HTC One V and BlackBerry Curve 9320 – and we also saw a few confirmations of upcoming devices. Below are the top stories from the past week, plus notable news from around the web:

– HTC One V now available at TELUS [Read here]
– TELUS Samsung Galaxy S II X ICS upgrade now available [Read here]
– Rogers to begin selling the Nokia Lumia 710 in white, Lumia 900 in cyan [Read here]
– Virgin Mobile “Tester Team” now looking for Galaxy S III testers [Read here]
– CLEARNET, once again, decides to stop activating new clients [Read here]
– “wireless penetration in Canada is set to exceed 100% in just the next few years” [Read here]
– BlackBerry, Bell, Rogers, TELUS make up “Canada’s 2012 Most Valuable Brands” [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy S III initial benchmarks and hands-on impressions (Video) [Read here]
– Sony Xperia U now available at Fido [Read here]
– Fido and Rogers release the LG Optimus L7 [Read here]
– Montreal to host BlackBerry 10 Jam on July 11th [Read here]
– Bell opens up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III [Read here]
– WIND Mobile CEO says the prepaid market is “doomed” [Read here]
– TELUS’ CFO boasts about their Q1 number 1′s [Read here]
– Mobilicity: “It is a consumer’s market.” [Read here]
– RIM discontinues 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook [Read here]
– Jean-Pierre Blais appointed as Chairperson of the CRTC – [Read here]
– fotodanz brings cinemagraphs to Android [Read here]
– TELUS to release the BlackBerry Bold 9900 in White [Read here]
– Watching Bell Mobile TV via Wi-Fi will be discontinued July 9th [Read here]
– Motorola MOTOLUXE review [Read here]

Around the web:
– ComScore: Nearly a quarter of US smartphone owners have tablets [Engadget]
– Sony Xperia Neo L pictured [Android Central]
– Motorola DROID RAZR HD specs leaked [Phone Arena]
– Apple Campus 2 floor plans take you inside the ‘spaceship’ [TheVerge]