Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of July 18, 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 FDA has proposed its first ever regulations of the burgeoning mobile health industry, targeting a segment of applications that officials described as being akin to medical devices.  Read Original Content

A new ChangeWave survey found that 48 percent of those looking to buy a new smartphone in the next 90 days plan on getting an iPhone.  Read Original Content

Nokia's basic phones generate better operating profits than its smartphone line-up, the Finnish mobile phone company has said.  Read Original Content

New In-Stat research forecasts mobile video consumption will surpass 693 billion minutes by 2015.  Read Original Content

Apple's primary focus has been on the U.S., capturing nearly 27 percent of the smartphone market in the country. But Apple is now putting increased emphasis on China, as a result of competition from rivals like Google and the pure volume of the Chinese market.  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 -

More Americans than ever will buy tablet computers and smartphones this year, driving consumer electronics revenue up 5.6 percent to a record high of $190 billion in 2011, according to a forecast from the U.S. trade group Consumer Electronics Association.  Read Original Content

Over the past 12 months ending in May, more BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphones have been sold in Saudi Arabia than any other smartphone.  Read Original Content

The rivalry between Google and Apple continues to heat up as the two tech giants reported progressive development for Android and the Apple App Store.  Apple holds the lead with over 15 billion downloads, while Android grew rapidly with over 4.5 billion downloads.  Read Original Content

Security researchers have reported finding an early test build of SMS-grabbing malware designed to resemble a legitimate Android security application.  In particular, the Android malware attempts to fool users into installing it by trying to disguise itself as Mobile Security 9, which is legitimate mobile antivirus software from Kaspersky Lab.  Read Original Content

Shipments of smartphones for sale in China are set to soar by a record 53 percent in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli. Shipments will reach 54.1 million units this year, up from 35.3 million units in 2010.  Read Original Content

Analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray said recently that he remains comfortable with his estimate of 16 million iPhone units sold in the June quarter, despite Google's recent announcement that Android activations are now greater than 550,000 per day.  Read Original Content

According to a recent online global survey by IDG of almost 13,700 participants in Europe, North America, Asia and China, smartphones are rapidly replacing traditional cell phones.  73 percent of survey participants worldwide said they use a smartphone for personal use and 69 percent for business use.  Read Original Content

The enterprise applications software market in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.7 percent till 2015 and reach $8.7 billion  Read Original Content

The number of smartphones sold by 2016 could hit one billion, says Juniper Research.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mobile Expert Video Series: ClickSoftware's Uri Pentov
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Mobility in Australia is Challenging
Mobile Expert Video Series: Jemena's Tinashe Mutimbe

Upcoming Events

Critical Requirements for Mobile App Development:  Agility and Speed Strategy, Process, and Tools to Accelerate Mobile Development, July 21, 2011
Mobile Tablet Trends in the Enterprise featuring Samsung Mobile - July 28, 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.