Thursday, July 07, 2011

Mobility Charts Weekly - Week of July 4, 2011

In the course of my daily research on subjects related to enterprise mobility I find charts that depict the current and future status of the market.  It occurred to me that these charts may also be useful to others, so I am going to collect these charts, include links to the original source, and then publish them in a new weekly blog article called Mobile Charts Weekly.  I hope you find this useful.

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The worldwide number of smartphones with near field communication (NFC) capability is set to increase steadily over the next few years.  This growth is largely due to the participation in mobile payments development by Nokia and Google.  By 2014 there will be 220.1 million smartphones shipped with NFC capability, representing 14 percent of the total cell phone shipments.  View Original Content

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Mobile banking activity is expected to increase dramatically over the next few years, resulting from increased emphasis on bank survival.  Since the beginning of the recent economic downturn, banks have shifted their focus from growth to survival that has led bankers to invest more in technology and remote banking access . This FSOkx forecast predicts there to be 900 million mobile banking users by 2014.  View Original Content

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A comScore study focusing on the first three months of 2011 has shown that Google is steadily increasing its market share over Apple.  As of March, 2011 Google, with its vast range of Androids, controlled 34 percent of the smartphone market while Apple controls 25.5 percent. During the first three months Google gained 5 percent while Apple was only able to manage a 0.5 percent growth.  View 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.