Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of June 27, 2011

The 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 data and trends.

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The International Data Corporation recently came out with a smartphone market forecast report, which indicates that Apple's share in the global smartphone market could decline from 18.2 percent in 2011 to 16.9 percent in 2015.  Read Original Content

Apple holds 40 percent of the smartphone market in Australia with Android in the second place with 30 percent of the market and Symbian coming in a distant third with only 22 percent of the market.  Read Original Content

Have you been waiting for Google to come up with a social network that takes advantage of the opportunities a smartphone provides? Google has now unveiled Google+ beta, a social networking backend that can be reached through most web-connected devices and computers. It's in invite-only beta testing, so expect to wait a few months until it becomes available to the public.  Read Original Content

According to a report from Strategy Analytics, Qualcomm took first place in fourth quarter 2010 in the smartphone CPU market, and has retained its lead over Texas Instruments through first quarter 2011.  As of 2007, Qualcomm had only 3 percent of the smartphone CPU market; but, in first quarter 2011, Qualcomm held 30 percent of the market.  Read Original Content

IDC predicts that the number of mobile application downloads worldwide will grow from 10.9 billion in 2010 to 76.9 billion in 2014 and mobile app revenues will surpass $35 billion in the same year.  Read Original Content

Cisco is pairing its upcoming Cius tablet with an AppHQ app ecosystem, with an eye toward seizing the business market from other tablet players.  Read Original Content

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 -

AisleBuyer LLC, the first mobile self-checkout provider, has announced that its mobile self-checkout application for retailers is available for download in the BlackBerry App World.  Now, with AisleBuyer's technology, BlackBerry users are able to purchase items in a store without ever having to wait in line.  Read Original Content

A new report from research firm Canalys indicates that direct revenue from mobile app stores will almost double within the next year to hit figures of $14.1 billion, a 92 percent rise from an expected $7.3 billion in 2011.  Read Original Content

According to a Distimo report, China is now the number two market for Apple’s App Store in terms of total download volume.  Read Original Content

A report carried out by sector analyst Ovum shows that the global business software market will reach $267 billion by the end of the year, which is an 8.2 percent increase on 2010.  Read Original Content

Market research firm the Yankee Group finds that the Apple iPhone is the leading smartphone in Europe, commanding some 40 percent of the market.  In comparison, Android netted a 19 percent share, RIM’s BlackBerry came in third with 17 percent, and Nokia managed fourth place with 15 percent of the European smartphone market.  Read Original Content

According to Google's Andy Rubin, more than 500,000 Android devices are being activated on a daily basis, up from 400,000 devices a couple of months ago.  Read Original Content

Revenue for global smartphone applications processors registered a staggering 108 percent year-over-year growth in first quarter 2011, to reach $1.68 billion, according to Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

According to telecom research group Ovum, Asia-Pacific smartphone sales are expected to reach 200 million a year by 2016, equally one-third of all mobile phones sold in the region.  Read Original Content

Apple will release a mid-range handset for prepaid users as well as a high-end superphone this fall, forecasts Deutsche Bank.  Read Original Content

In a bid to popularize mobile banking in India, Nokia has begun shipping mobile phones preloaded with its banking application.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Frankfurt Eggs with Benedict Mobility Breakfast Series, June 29th
Geneva Eggs With Benedict Mobility Breakfast Meeting, June 27th
Paris Eggs with Benedict Breakfast Meeting, June 26th
Mobile Expert Interview Series:  VWF’s Carl Redman
Mobile Field Services and Service Optimization - Not This Time
Going to Australia to Speak on Mobility and Field Services - July 11-13th

Upcoming Events

Eggs with Benedict - European Tour - Mobility Strategies and More, June 27 – July 1, 2011
ClickConnect APAC 2011, July 11 – 13, 2011
Syclo Mobile Conference 2011, July 13 – 15, 2011

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
Networked Field Services

Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
The Future of Enterprise Mobility
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.