Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kevin's Mobility News Weekly - September 23, 2010

Kevin's Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week. I am specifically targeting information that reflects market numbers and trends.

********

About 35 percent of U.S. adults have mobile phones that run software applications or apps, according to a new survey, but fewer than one in four adults actually use those apps.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/09/14/apps.pew/index.html?iphoneemail

********

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/.

********

Cell phone users in China sent 23 billion text messages in one week, with 13 billion from the first two days alone.

http://mobile.engadget.com/2010/02/22/china-sent-23-billion-text-messages-during-chinese-new-year/?icid=engadget-iphone-url

********

Reports are circulating that RIM will officially unveil its tablet device, dubbed the BlackPad, at the 2010 BlackBerry Developer Conference in San Francisco next week.

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/206058/rim_blackpad_could_be_the_tablet_businesses_need.html?tk=hp_new

********

The evolution of the business smartphone has presented a vast array of options for business leaders. Nokia, a long time competitor in the mobile phone market, believes its new smartphones will appeal to enterprise mobility plans.

http://www.visagemobile.com/news/news/managing-mobile-devices-news/5176/amidst-new-mobile-products-nokia-rolls-out-business-smartphone/

********

With the arrival of Apple TV and its iTunes rental service, the potential for cord cutting to accelerate beyond the 13 percent mark is very real. Add connected TVs to the equation and nearly one in five consumers might begin to consider dropping their pay TV providers.

http://www.fierceiptv.com/story/apple-tv-connected-tvs-create-more-cord-cutting-worries-pay-tv-operators/2010-09-14

********

During a three month period ending in July 2010, both Apple and RIM's smartphone operating system shares fell against Google's Android OS, according to a new report from comScore.


ttp://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=10809

********

The Federal Communications Commission is selling its plan to give tech companies a new source of wireless airwaves to build “super Wi-Fi” as a big victory for companies in Silicon Valley.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/42097.html

********

The use of smartphones capable of browsing rich content online in Europe increased by nearly 50 percent over the past year, suggests new research from Comscore. Figures indicate that Europe has actually surpassed the US in uptake of smartphone devices.

http://www.vertical-leap.co.uk/news/european-smartphone-market-grows-by-41-in-0910/

********

I registered for SAP's TechEd 2010 Las Vegas! I am excited about it this year - the year of mobility! SAP's 2010 focus is - on premise, on demand and on device - MOBILE device that is. I will be teaching a session on The Future of Enterprise Mobility. I have seen the conference agenda and it is packed full of sessions on mobility. I hope to see all of you there!

http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/2010/08/kevin-benedict-on-teched-2010-in-las.html

********

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, the first mass market Android tablet, recently announced it will be offered by all four major U.S. wireless carriers this fall.

http://www.linkedin.com/share?viewLink=&sid=s121161150&url=http%3A%2F%2Flnkd%2Ein%2FADQeEb&urlhash=qeIt&uid=7790b700-c782-4363-aaa1-ec788f1e5f37&trk=NUS_UNIU_SHARE-title

********

Cablevision's Optimum app is now available both in the App Store for iOS devices and in the Android Market. Optimum provides access to channel lineups and listings along with the ability to manage your recordings.

http://mobile.engadget.com/2010/09/09/cablevision-rolls-out-optimum-app-to-iphone-and-android/?icid=engadget-iphone-url

********

Google updated its Gmail mobile e-mail client for the Android operating system decoupling it from a smartphone's core functions.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/205968/Google_Updates_Gmail_for_Android_OS_Fights_to_Unify_Mobile_Experience.html?tk=rss_news&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

********

Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services, announced the deployment of SMS text alerts for Rite Aid, one of the United States' leading drugstore chains.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sybase-365-and-rite-aid-enhance-customer-experience-with-launch-of-mobile-alerts-2010-09-21?reflink=MW_news_stmp

********

Chinese users tend to download more applications and games to their cell phones than mobile users in Western Europe, according to market research company Canalys.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/205825/chinese_mobile_users_download_more_games_and_apps.html

********

AT&T will start selling its first phone that includes a backstop for AT&T's own network, over a satellite. That means blanket coverage of the U.S., even in the wilderness or hundreds of miles offshore.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gj-oDOUwmbXnL5Ctzjtz7SygdoOwD9IC2SDO2

********

Recent articles from Kevin Benedict’s blog Enterprise Mobility Strategies for SAP and Others

27 Questions to Ask a Company Preparing an Enterprise Mobility Strategy
My Advice to Mobile Applications Vendors, Part 1
My Advice to Mobile Applications Vendors, Part 2
My Advice to Mobile Applications Vendors, Part 3
My Advice to Mobile Applications Vendors, Part 4
My Advice to Mobile Applications Vendors, Part 5
My Advice to Mobile Applications Vendors, Part 6

Recent videos from Kevin Benedict
********

Archived editions of Kevin's Mobility News Weekly are available at http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/kevins-mobility-news-weekly.html

You can follow me on Twitter @krbenedict and read my blog, Enterprise Mobility Strategies for SAP and Others.

Also available are Kevin’s M2M News Weekly and Kevin’s Mobile Retailing News Weekly.

********

I have added a feature to my blog site that supports email subscriptions. You can now receive all blog articles directly via email. If you are interested, click here.



***************************************************
Kevin Benedict, SAP Mentor, SAP Top Contributor, Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst
Phone +1 208-991-4410
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Join SAP Enterprise Mobility on Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=2823585&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility consultant, mobility analyst, writer and Web 2.0 marketing professional. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

***************************************************