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

BOOM! The past seven days were crazy in mobile. Nokia unveiled their Lumia 820 and 920 Windows Phone 8 devices. Apple announced a media event on September 12th, then HTC followed with a media event announcement on the 19th. Rogers declared they will be launching the Motorola RARZ HD LTE, plus we saw a number of devices get upgraded to ICS. Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the past week, plus notable news from around the web:

– TELUS launches the “easy device pre-ordering” option [Read here]
– Hands-on with the Kobo Arc (Video) [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy S III sales surpass 20 million units in 100 days [Read here]
– TELUS currently testing LTE in Lethbridge [Read here]
– Canada’s first Microsoft Store opening in Toronto on November 16th [Read here]
– TELUS signs five-year partnership with “We Day” [Read here]
– Apple holding media event on September 12th [Read here]
– HTC media event happening on September 19th [Read here]
– Inventory system shows iPhone 5 accessories hitting stores on Sept 21st [Read here]
– CRTC: Canada had 27.4 million wireless subscribers at the end of 2011 [Read here]
– Canadians sent 23.3 billion text messages in Q1 2012 [Read here]
– Koodo Mobile customers reporting LTE coverage in Kingston [Read here]
– “Nexus 7 3G” rumoured for a mid-October release [Read here]
– Google: 1.3 million Android device activations per day [Read here]
– Motorola RAZR HD LTE coming to Rogers “this fall” [Read here]
– Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 920 (video) [Read here]
– Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 820 (Video) [Read here]
– Jelly Bean is now powering 1.2% of Android devices [Read here]
– Rogers to release the LG Optimus L3 for $124.99 outright [Read here]
– Upcoming Windows Phone 8X HTC specs leak online [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 goes up for pre-order [Read here]
– Bell’s LTE network now reaches 17 million Canadians [Read here]

Around the web:
– Official PayPal App Reaches Windows Phone [PocketNow]
– AT&T Galaxy Note 2 Confirmed In Leaked Screenshots [Phandroid]
– Federal Judge rules against Apple as HTC’s patents will stand [PhoneArena]
– HTC unveils the One SC [The Verge]
– Verizon may be planning an HTC Desire 4G LTE [Engadget]
– Leaked Pictures of New BlackBerry Bluetooth Speakers & Headsets [BerryReview]