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

Stephen Elop

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Below is an overview of the top stories from the past week (April 20th to April 26th). In addition, we’ve also assembled a few notable mobile related news from around the web.

– Apple launches iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program [Read here]
– Government reportedly ready to shun TELUS from 2500Mhz spectrum auction [Read here]
– Bell Sony Xperia Z2 now available for pre-order [Read here]
– Google, Samsung and the fight for the microSD slot [Read here]
– Rogers executive team earned $48,971,630 in 2013 [Read here]
– BlackBerry once again named Canada’s top tech company [Read here]
– TELUS installing charging stations in taxis [Read here]
– OnePlus One officially announced and it’s a ’2014 Flagship Killer’ [Read here]
– Industry Minister to voice his thoughts on the Mobilicity/TELUS deal ‘soon’ [Read here]
– Minuum partners with Omate [Read here]
– BlackBerry Classic set to launch in November [Read here]
– Sony Xperia M2 hands-on (video) [Read here]
– Henry’s to begin selling camera-centric Bell smartphones [Read here]
– Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia is now complete [Read here]
– Rogers increases monthly bring-your-own-device cost to $50 per line [Read here]
– Shaw Communications invests in Rdio, creates strategic content partnership [Read here]

Around the web:
– California Senate votes down bill for mandatory anti-theft kill switches [AndroidAuthority]
– Android is reportedly getting voice commands everywhere [Engadget]
– Retail Support Reps Across Canada and the US Sent Packing [BerryReview]
– Nokia Connects promise bloggers to make 2014 “a year to remember” [WMPU]