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

Below are the top Canadian mobile stories from the last seven days. Most newsworthy was WIND Mobile and the possible interest from Verizon Wireless, plus that investor Orascom decided to withdraw its application for complete control. In addition, several carriers expanded their LTE network and a few more devices were released.

– WIND Mobile releases the Samsung Galaxy Ace II e [Read here]
– Are we ready for data-only smartphone plans? [Read here]
– Minuum Keyboard Hands-on [Read here]
– Bell “Decommissioning GSM Roaming for CDMA Worldphones” on August 20th [Read here]
– Verizon considering bid for WIND Mobile [Read here]
– ING DIRECT releases “Cheque-In” feature [Read here]
– Rogers and TELUS to start selling the iPad [Read here]
– Orascom withdraws application for complete control of WIND [Read here]
– Fitbit products arrive in Canada just in time for summer [Read here]
– Microsoft Office Mobile for iOS now available in Canada [Read here]
– Samsung opens Ontario’s first walk-in Customer Service Centre in Mississauga [Read here]
– Rogers to launch the Doro PhoneEasy 520x and the PhoneEasy 620 [Read here]
– PC Mobile officially launches its Postpaid service [Read here]
– Cool Canadian interactive map shows Twitter’s mobile app usage by device [Read here]
– Samsung to sell three Galaxy Tab 3 tablets in July [Read here]
– Video on Instagram Hands-on [Read here]
– Win 1 of 6 dbrand HTC One skins [Enter here]

Around the web:
– Apple publicly charts iOS fragmentation to prove it barely exists [Engadget]
– Sources: LG G2 coming with edge-to-edge display [AndroidAuthority]
– Could HTC release a Windows Phone 8 version of the One? [PocketNow]
– BlackBerry Q5 Lauches in Dubai Along With New Retail Store [BerryReview]