Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

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Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days:

  • BlackBerry Mercury to include the same camera sensor as the Pixel [Read here]
  • Nintendo is bringing its Zelda escape room experience to Canada [Read here]
  • BlackBerry CEO John Chen criticizes Trump’s immigration stance [Read here]
  • Study finds the majority of Android VPNs do not protect user security and privacy [Read here]
  • Almost 80 million iPhones sold last quarter [Read here]
  • More Canadians use phablets than medium-sized phones, according to report [Read here]
  • Scotiabank to cut five percent of branches over two years in move to digital [Read here]
  • Bell Q4 2016 Earnings: Subscriber base now at 8,468,872, $1.88b in revenue [Read here]
  • Telus registers Digital City trademark to expand IoT focus [Read here]
  • Rogers, Bell, Telus are among Canada’s most valuable brands [Read here]
  • How to block unwanted calls on iOS, Android and Windows phone [Read here]
  • 5 percent of Super Mario Run players have paid to unlock the full game [Read here]
  • Kickstarter opening Canadian office following recent acquisition of Huzza [Read here]
  • Telus pushes back CDMA network shutdown to May 31st [Read here]
  • The Switch should be competing with the iPad, not the Xbox One or PS4 [Read here]
  • Leaked Samsung Galaxy S8 rendering confirms rear-mounted fingerprint sensor [Read here]
  • City of Burlington, Ontario wants residents to test their internet speeds [Read here]
  • Nintendo’s Super Mario Run gets ‘easy’ mode in new update [Read here]
  • Nintendo delays Animal Crossing’s mobile debut to next fiscal year [Read here]
  • Gaming giant Razer has acquired Robin-maker Nextbit [Read here]
  • Super Bowl ad policy to blame for layoffs, says Bell Media [Read here]
  • StubHub expands Canadian base with French-language services and new website [Read here]
  • GM and Honda to mass-produce hydrogen fuel cells together [Read here]
  • Fitbit to lay off six percent of workforce after disappointing fourth quarter [Read here]
  • Car2go rolling out new Mercedes-Benz fleets in Vancouver and Toronto [Read here]