Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of November 7, 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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Swedish telecom giant Ericsson believes that mobile data traffic will increase ten-fold by 2016.  Read Original Content

American Express Co., the biggest credit-card issuer by purchases, plans to invest $100 million in technology companies as it develops its digital-payments system, Serve. Read Original Content

According to a newly released Nielsen report on the U.S. smartphone market, Apple is still the top manufacturer with a 28 percent share.  As far as operating systems are concerned, Android is the leader with 43 percent of the smartphone market in third quarter 2011.  Read Original Content

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ComScore's September MobiLens survey of over 30,000 mobile phone users found that Android was being used on close to 45 percent of the 87.4 million smartphones in the United States, up from 40.2 percent in June.  Read Original Content

SAP and Sybase, Inc., an SAP company, has unveiled the next wave of mobile apps designed for a wide range of industries and mobile workers, from executives to knowledge and task workers.  Read Original Content

Apple has only four percent of the total phone market, but captures 52 percent of its profits according to Canaccord Genuity analysts T. Michael Walkley and Matthew Ramsay.  Read Original Content

Samsung has become the new leader in the worldwide smartphone market, with total smartphone shipments surpassing 20 million units for the first time ever in the company’s history.  Read Original Content

According to research company comScore, Microsoft's smartphone platforms -- primarily Windows Phone but also older Windows Mobile -- had 5.6 percent of smartphone subscribers, down from 5.8 percent for the three months ended in June.  Read Original Content

Worldwide smart phone sales surged 42.6 percent in the third quarter compared with the same quarter last year, with 118.1 million devices shipped from manufacturers. International Data Corp., an industry research firm, said that while the industry grew at a healthy clip, third-quarter shipments missed IDC’s forecast of a 49.1 percent growth rate.  Read Original Content

Smartphones are the fastest-growing handset category across Latin America, with smartphone sales equaling 31 million smartphone units sold and $6 billion in revenue, according to a new report from Pyramid Research.  Read Original Content

Glu Mobile estimates the global smartphone gaming market will be worth $2 billion in 2012.  Read Original Content

Research In Motion remains mired in fifth place among global smartphone sellers as the BlackBerry maker lost a five percent market share in the third quarter due to its older product lineup, research firm IDC said Thursday.  Read Original Content

China is now the world's second largest mobile application market after charting a huge increase in app store usage this year, according to new data published by Flurrry.  Read Original Content

According to reports, Nokia has suffered a loss of over $85 billion since 2007 when Apple launched its first iPhone. Read Original Content

Yahoo Inc. unveiled a long-awaited application for reading news on mobile devices.  This is the latest move by the Internet pioneer to stay relevant amid challenges that have led the company to shop itself.  Read Original Content

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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.