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T-Mobile USA announced another quarter of customer defections, saying its total customers served declined by 93,000 in the second quarter compared with 77,000 net customer losses in the first quarter of this year. Its positive spin is that customers using 3G-capable smartphones continued to increase significantly in the second quarter, driving data ARPU (average revenue per user) to account for 25 percent of the company's total ARPU.
As of July 2010 the App Store offers over 225,000 applications optimized for Apple's iOS platform, including 11,000 expressly optimized for the computing giant's iPad tablet. App Store downloads now top 5 billion--free applications represent 81 percent of iOS downloads according to data released in late June by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who adds iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users presently download over 16.6 million apps each day.
ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business. This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware - http://www.clicksoftware.com/.
The US is projected to add more mobile subscriptions (about 80 million) than any other developed nation with mobile revenue surpassing all fixed line services by end of 2015, according to a new report from Pyramid Research.
SAP AG has announced the completion of its acquisition of Sybase, a partner and a market leader in managing, analyzing, and mobilizing business information. Through this transaction, SAP intends to accelerate the reach of SAP solutions across mobile platforms and drive forward the realization of SAP's in-memory computing vision.
A new Nielsen survey shows that only 42 percent of BlackBerry owners want their next phone to be a BlackBerry, while 89 percent of iPhone owners and 71 percent of Android owners plan to stick with those platforms.
I have been invited to join popular mobility blogger Gil Bouhnick, the Director of Mobile Solutions at ClickSoftware, to speak at an upcoming webinar entitled, 10 Costly Mistakes to Avoid when Selecting and Implementing a Mobility Solution. I don't know where that title came from, as I have made at least a hundred costly mistakes all by myself.
Android devices accounted for 27 percent of U.S. smartphone sales during the first half of 2010 according to data issued this week by The Nielsen Company, four percentage points higher than the iPhone--Android now makes up 13 percent of the U.S. smartphone market as a whole, trailing Research In Motion's BlackBerry (35 percent), iPhone (28 percent) and Microsoft's Windows Mobile (15 percent, down from 27 percent only a year ago).
Vendors of smartphones shipped a total of 63 million units in the second quarter of 2010, compared to 41.9 million units in the same period a year ago. For H1, vendors shipped a total of 118.3 million units, up 54 percent from the 76.8 million units shipped during the first half of 2009.
AT&T Inc. said Friday it doesn't expect to suffer a "material negative impact" from the end of its exclusive arrangements to carry handsets, including its lucrative deal for Apple’s iPhone.
Evidence continues to mount to support expectations that Apple's iPhone 4 will finally launch on Verizon this coming January.
Revenues from mobile data in the United States jumped six percent in the second quarter from the previous quarter and climbed 22 percent from the year ago period, according to fresh data from Chetan Sharma Consulting. In the second quarter alone, revenues for mobile data eclipsed $13.2 billion.
I have found that in some industries and markets, mobile applications for smartphones or rugged handheld computers just won't cut it, at least on their own. In heavy construction, utilities, environmental services, disaster relief, inspection and assessment and on blueprint and map intensive jobs, handheld mobile devices simply have screens that are too small to be effective.
Research in Motion has agreed to install a server in Saudi Arabia that will allow that country’s authorities to monitor data on BlackBerry devices.
Sybase, Inc., an SAP company and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced that partners around the world are successfully launching innovative mobile applications on the Sybase Unwired Platform, the industry’s leading mobile enterprise application platform.
Samsung Electronics’ share of the global smartphone market is small but growing, says a report from a U.S. based research firm.
Nokia maintained its lead in the smartphone market, shipping 24 million units in the second quarter. Despite its failure to launch a successful smartphone in recent years, Nokia controlled 38.1 percent of the smartphone market, IDC said.
Global market for enterprise mobility is projected to exceed US $168.8 billion by the year 2015. Growing acceptance from large as well as small and medium businesses, and introduction of sophisticated mobile devices and novel mobility solutions are likely to fuel market growth in the next few years.
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