Thursday, July 07, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of July 4, 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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Apple is turning more aggressive in placing orders for its iPad 2 and is set to ship 12 to 14 million units this quarter, up from 7 to 9 million units in the second quarter.  Read Original Content

According to The Nielson Company, Android continues to be the most popular smartphone operating system, with 38 percent of smartphone consumers owning Android devices.  However, the Apple iPhone has shown the most growth in recent months.  Read Original Content

According to reports released this month by comScore, if you factor in all of the devices that use iOS including iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch, Apple reached 37.9 million people.  Android reached 23.8 million on phones and tablets.  That’s a 59 percent lead for iOS over Android.  Read Original Content

Research firm IDC forecasts the number of annual mobile app downloads will increase from 10.7 billion in 2010 to nearly 183 billion by 2015.  This is notably more than the 44 billion mobile app downloads by 2016 forecasted by its competitor ABI Research.  Read Original Content

Carriers are now activating more than 500,000 new Android devices every day, according to Google Vice President of Engineering Andy Rubin.  Read Original Content

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France Telecom’s Orange unit is allowing iPad owners in Austria to share one allotment of data with a phone, while other shared data plans were recently launched in France, the United Kingdom and Spain.  Read Original Content

SAP’s global CIO, Oliver Bussmann, believes that over 30 percent of SAP employees will be using iPads in the next few years.  Read Original Content

South Korea announced this week that it plans to spend over $2 billion developing digital textbooks, replacing paper in all of its schools by 2015.  Students would access paper-free learning materials from a cloud-based system, supplementing traditional content with multimedia on school-supplied tablets.  Read Original Content

Apple’s iPad is responsible for 1 percent of the world’s web traffic, as well as 2.1 percent of web traffic in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from NetMarketShare.  Read Original Content

Pyxis Mobile has announced the availability of its enhanced hosted mobility solution with a new cloud-based option.  This new offering enables Pyxis Mobile customers to quickly and easily build, deploy and manage enterprise-grade apps, while maintaining complete control over their development process and corporate data.  Read Original Content

Nokia, the world's leading supplier of handsets, has reportedly reduced pricing of its smartphones in a bid to slowdown market share loss.  The reduced prices - by as much as 15 percent - should make the company's advanced mobile phones more appealing for end-users who do not want to get handsets featuring Symbian operating system that is set to be phased out.  Read Original Content

For the three-month period between the end of February and the end of May, comScore estimated Microsoft’s U.S. share of the smartphone market dipping from 7.7 percent to 5.8 percent. That comes despite the marketing push behind the Windows Phone platform.  Read Original Content

So far, Apple's decision to begin selling its iPhone through Verizon Wireless appears to be paying off.  Apple's share of the smartphone market soared 1.2 percent between February and May, according to data compiled by comScore, which follows trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry.  Read Original Content

Comscore says that as of May 2011, there are about 18.97 million users with an active RIM smartphone.  That's compared to 19.97 million in February, giving RIM the most drastic loss of customers over the time period.  Read Original Content

Juniper Research predicts the total value of mobile payments for physical and digital items along with NFC transactions and money transfers will hit a staggering $670 billion by the year 2015 which is up from $240 billion this year.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Discussions About Sybase's Embedded Mobile Database Business, Part 1
Real Estate Companies and Enterprise Mobility
Social Networking and Enterprise Mobility in Less Developed Regions
Recruitment and Enterprise Mobility
SAP and the Enterprise Mobility Message
London Eggs with Benedict Mobility Breakfast Series, July 1st

Upcoming Events

ClickConnect APAC 2011, July 11 – 13, 2011
Syclo Mobile Conference 2011, July 13 – 15, 2011
Mobile Case Study: Healthrageous Accelerates Time to Market through Mobile Development Strategy, July 13, 2011
Critical Requirements for Mobile App Development:  Agility and Speed Strategy, Process, and Tools to Accelerate Mobile Development, July 21, 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.