Thursday, August 04, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of August 1, 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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A new report published by analyst firm Juniper Research forecasts that the number of global smartphone shipments will reach one billion per annum in 2016, up from 302 million in 2010.  Read Original Content

The global mobile satellite television market is projected to reach $11 billion by 2015, driven by the growing consumer demand for video content on an anytime, anywhere basis.  Read Original Content

HTC sold a record 12.1 million handset units during the second quarter.  Analysts predict that HTC’s market share in Asia will grow by 200 percent year-over-year with “quadruple growth in China.”  Read Original Content

Apple's share of the mobile phone industry's profits has swelled to around two thirds, as the company's iPhone sales have remained profitable while achieving the top spot in sales.  Read Original Content

Canadian-based Research in Motion released two new BlackBerry Bold models and three new BlackBerry Torch models, which will all operate on the company's new BlackBerry 7 operating system.  Read Original Content

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Verizon’s iPhone 4, AT&T’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS have made Apple the number one smartphone manufacturer.  The Apple iPhone 4 was being sold out like hotcakes on both AT&T and Verizon in the second quarter.  This helped Apple dominate Nokia in global market share, capturing a huge 18 percent in the past quarter.  Read Original Content

Google Android captured 48 percent of the smartphone market in the second quarter of 2011, hitting an all-time high, according to a report by market research firm Canalys.  Read Original Content

Piper Jaffray conducted a survey of existing mobile users and found that 64 percent plan to purchase an iPhone as their next device.  Apple could end up commanding as much as 64 percent of the market in the U.S.  Read Original Content

The new quarterly survey of mobile application developers by Web development tool maker Appcelerator and market research firm IDC found that two-thirds of the 1,621 respondents to the question “Can Google + catch up to Facebook?” replied yes.  The reason:  more than 68 percent of the respondents believe Google’s other assets trump Facebook’s social graph lead.  Read Original Content

If you’ve got an Android, you are 2.5 times more likely to encounter malware on the device today than six months ago, while mobile users have a 30 percent likelihood of clicking on a malicious link, according to a report released today from mobile security firm Lookout.  Read Original Content

The calculators are humming at Canalys with the news that Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 has roared to a one percent share of the smartphone market while Android has just under 50 percent.  Read Original Content

Currently 65 percent of iPhone users access the Wi-Fi service Gogo while traveling by air and 12 percent of Android users.  Additionally, if you add iPod Touch users connecting to the service, the figure reaches 80 percent.  Only 6 percent of BlackBerry users access the service.  Read Original Content

The India mobile handsets market is expected to grow 25 percent by 2011 to 210 million units, compared to the 2010 figure of 167 million.  Market research firm CyberMedia Research expects the smartphone market to carve out an even more dramatic growth among Indian users.  Read Original Content

Nelson released a survey report of second quarter American smartphone market, showing Android is still the largest American smartphone platform, with 39 percent, followed by Apple with 28 percent; BlackBerry is 20 percent; Windows Phone is 9 percent; webOS is 2 percent; Symbian is 2 percent, and the new Microsoft Windows Phone 7 is 7.0 percent.  Read Original Content

"We had previously reported on Apple becoming the largest smartphone vendor in terms of revenue and profits," Alex Spektor, an analyst with Strategy Analytics, wrote in a July 29 research note.  "Now, just four years after the release of the original iPhone, Apple has become the world's largest smartphone vendor by volume with 18 percent market share."  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.