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

Below are the top Canadian mobile stories of the past seven days. For those looking for the Samsung Galaxy Note II, you can mark October 30th off on your calendar. In addition, we took a quick look at the upcoming LG Optimus 4X, plus new device rumours like the LG Nexus, and even an event is potentially happening for the new ‘iPad mini’ on October 23rd. Check out the posts below, plus there’s some notable news from around the web.

– Canadian Mobile Phone Throwing Champion is crowned, winning toss of 78.88 metres [Read here]
– Bell and TELUS Samsung Galaxy Note II will be $149.99 on a 3-year [Read here]
– TELUS and Bell to release the Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE [Read here]
– RIM CEO on the future of BBM: “Think about transacting money” [Read here]
– Rogers to launch their mobile payment service “suretap” on October 15th [Read here]
– Koodo Mobile “Self Serve” app for iOS now available to download [Read here]
– Rogers releases the Motorola RAZR HD LTE [Read here]
– TELUS saying goodbye to the Activation Fee and Renewal Fee October 15th [Read here]
– Bell and Virgin release the “Garnet Red” Samsung Galaxy S III [Read here]
– WIND Mobile LG Optimus 4X HD Review [Read here]
– LG Nexus 4 gets first review [Read here]
– Apple set to unveil the ‘iPad mini’ on October 23rd, says report [Read here]
– RIM starts accepting BlackBerry 10 app submissions [Read here]
– Bell’s PTT LTE network to go live “in the first half of 2013″ [Read here]
– Rogers and Fido roll out HD Voice [Read here]
– Samsung Galaxy Note II available in Canada on October 30th [Read here]

Around the web:
– New T-Mobile Roadmap Shows Possible Release Dates For Windows Phone 8X [TMOnews]
– PadFone 2 surfaces in video, ASUS CEO gives viewers a brief tour [Engadget]
– Android To Replace Symbian [TechCrunch]
– Softbank might borrow $23 billion to finance Sprint bid [Reuters]
– RIM Ranks 3rd InDemand Employer in Canada [N4BB]