Thursday, December 02, 2010

Kevin’s Mobility News Weekly – December 2, 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.

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Analysts predict the mobile application market will be worth $4 billion by next year.

http://green.tmcnet.com/news/2010/11/25/5158630.htm

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Google's Android OS has successfully managed to dethrone Symbian as the most popular smartphone OS in Asia for the third quarter of 2010.

http://www.pcworld.in/news/android-most-popular-smartphone-platform-asia-41562010

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The iPhone's popularity in Japan is cracking open an industry long thought inaccessible to outsiders.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131602523

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Microsoft expects to triple its presence in the Latin American smartphone market in the next three years boosted by the launch of its Windows Phone 7 OS.

http://www.bnamericas.com/news/telecommunications/Microsoft_expects_to_triple_presence_in_smartphone_market_in_3_years

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Apple will likely dominate the smartphone market in 2011 when it releases its Verizon Wireless version of the iPhone, which is planned for release early in the new year.

http://www.toptechreviews.net/tech-news/verizon-iphone-will-help-apple-compete/

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The mobile applications market has exploded in recent years, with Apple’s App Store surpassing 300,000 applications and the Android Market continuing to gain ground.

http://pro.gigaom.com/2010/11/mobile-app-developer-survey-profiles-platforms-and-monetization/?utm_source=earth2tech&utm_medium=problock

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Experts have recently pointed out Research In Motion's tight grip on the enterprise mobility market may be loosening with the increasing popularity of Apple's iPhone and smartphones that run Google's Android mobile operating system.

http://www.visagemobile.com/news/news/mobile-strategy-and-policy-news/5724/nokia-executive-says-company-is-setting-sights-on-rim-enterprise-market/

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Apple now has 27.9 percent of the market in the U.S. RIM’s BlackBerry OS, which was formerly number one, is still close in the race with 27.4 percent. The bigger news, however, is that both Apple and RIM gave up market share to Google’s Android OS.

http://zoknowsgaming.com/2010/12/01/apple-surpasses-rim-smartphone-market-share-losing-google/

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iSuppli predicts that integrated WiFi systems in cars will reach 7.2 million by 2017, representing a more than forty fold increase from this year. iSuppli also predicts that some 174,000 connected cars will be on the roads this year.

http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.com/story/research-wifi-cars-becoming-advantage-auto-manufacturers/2010-11-27?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

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Google will add content ratings to applications available through its Android Market virtual storefront in an effort to assist consumers to better determine whether an app is appropriate for them. Google is introducing four Android content ratings: All, Pre-Teen, Teen and Mature.

http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/google-adding-content-ratings-android-market/2010-11-29?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

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The iPad 2 will sport two cameras, a USB port for connecting to other devices and video calling.

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/ipad-2-may-have-usb-port-two-cameras-14509

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Google Inc. is in the final stages of launching its long-awaited e-book retailing venture, Google Editions, a move that could shake up the way digital books are sold.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704369304575632602305759466.html

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Robust screen resolution for CT and MRI, solid encryption measures and new radiology vendor apps render the iPad suitable for CT and MRI image reading and "help combat the trend of decreasing radiologist patient and clinician interaction," according to Toshi Clark, MD.

http://www.cmio.net/index.php?option=com_articles&view=article&id=25305

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Kevin Benedict, SAP Mentor, SAP Top Contributor, mobile industry analyst and experienced mobile industry executive, offers both one and two day onsite workshops designed to educate and inform executives and management teams on enterprise mobility and mobile strategies for businesses. This workshop is designed to provide a complete overview of enterprise mobility and what it means to the business. The workshop is customized based upon the needs of participants. For more details visit http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/workshops.html.

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Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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Kevin Benedict, SAP Mentor, SAP Top Contributor, Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst
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