Thursday, June 02, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of May 30, 2011 **Special Edition

This is a special edition of the Mobility News Weekly.  In this edition I have collected the best market and trend numbers from the past few months and aggregated them into one edition.  You can save this edition and use these numbers in your own business plans and presentations.

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Overall mobile phone sales totaled 427.8 million units in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 19 percent from the same period in 2010. Smartphone sales added up to 100.8 million, compared to 54.5 million in the first quarter last year. They now account for 23.6 percent of mobile phone sales, an increase of 85 percent since the first quarter of 2010, according to Gartner.  Read Original Content

Home usage of the PC is down 20 percent since 2008, according to a Morgan Stanley report examining the burgeoning tablet market.  Read Original Content

Aided by the typical two year turnover in mobile phone contracts, smartphones now account for nearly a third of mobile devices in the U.S.  Nielsen estimates that percentage will reach 50 percent by the end of this year. Read Original Content

The number of people who use Internet enabled mobile devices is expected to pass one billion by 2013.  According to eMarketer, mobile advertising spending will increase from a mere $416 million in 2009 to $1.560 billion in 2013. Read Original Content

Recent statistics from comScore show that Google’s smartphone platform market share jumped 7 percent from November to February - a period in which nearly all of its competitors declined. Read Original Content

According to ABI Research, 302 million smartphones shipped in 2010, chalking up a resounding 71 percent growth over 2009’s shipment levels. Read Original Content

According to analytics firm IDC, 450 million smartphones will be shipped globally in 2011, a big leap over the 303.4 million smartphone units shipped in 2010.  As the market surges forward, one of the big winners will be Microsoft. Read Original Content

Apple's overall share of operating profit jumped from 43 percent in the fourth quarter to 50 percent in the first quarter.  By contrast, Research In Motion Ltd.'s share of operating profit stayed flat at 16 percent.  Apple began with just 4 percent of industry operating profits in 2007, climbing to 14 percent in 2008, 31 percent in 2009 and 41 percent in 2010. Read Original Content

Apple is poised to own three-quarters of the major $3.8 billion mobile application market this year and will continue to own as much as 60 percent of that sumptuous pie through 2014. Read Original Content

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In its second quarter, Apple claimed a full half of the operating profits generated by the industry’s eight largest manufacturers.  And it did it with only an 18.6 percent share of the smartphone market and a 4.9 percent share of the broader handset market. Read Original Content

The worldwide mobile phone market grew 19.8 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2011.  According to IDC, the smartphone segment of the market is driving this exponential growth. Read Original Content

Nokia remains far and away the largest manufacturer of mobile phones on the planet, commanding some 29.2 percent of the global market during the first quarter of 2011. That number actually represents an increase of 0.6 percent compared to the first quarter of 2010. Read Original Content

A new report from Global Industry Analysts predicts that the global smartphone market will reach a total of 1.64 billion units by 2017.  This growth makes it imperative that businesses continue to evolve their mobile strategies. Read Original Content

According to latest update from Strategy Analytics, smartphone applications processor revenue showed 77 percent year-over-year growth to reach $4.52 billion in 2010. Read Original Content

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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.