Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of December 19, 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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Syclo has announced that its Agentry Mobile Platform, SMART Work Manager and SMART Service Manager have been named as winners in the tenth annual Mobile Star Awards program.  Read Original Content

Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has emerged as the most popular smartphone maker in the UK during 2011.  Read Original Content

The smartphone market in China seems to be ever expanding, and adding to the sea of handsets is the recently launched Dell Streak Pro. This mobile device has been built as a follow up to the Dell Streak 10 tablet that was released earlier this year in China.  Read Original Content

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Samsung is continuing to dominate the overall Australia and New Zealand mobile phone market, with the South Korean giant pushing ahead of Apple for a third consecutive quarter, according to International Data Corporation.  Read Original Content

AT&T was working with Deutsche Telekom to salvage the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile, but they ran out of options and have announced they are giving up on the merger.  Read Original Content
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Recently published reports by Dell'Oro Group shows that 44 percent of third quarter annual growth in the total Mobile Infrastructure market resulted from 4G LTE network infrastructure spending.  Read Original Content

The number of smartphone subscribers in America has grown 45 percent since 2010, according to Nielsen's most recent report.  Today 44 percent of American mobile subscribers own a mobile phone compared to just 18 percent two years ago.  Read Original Content

According to IDC, Android OS has overtaken Nokia’s Symbian OS market shares to become the top smartphone OS in India.The IDC’s report said that Android represented 42.4 percent of the smartphone market shares in the last quarter and saw a growth of 90 percent. Read Original Content

Android mobile operating logic and Apple's iOS dominate the U.S. smartphone interval, hold about 82 percent of the market, according to the newest numbers from market research firm NPD Group.  Read Original Content

Apple’s share of China's booming smartphone market has risen sharply in the past two years, but for now the company that sells the iconic iPhone is being outpaced by nimble rivals.  Read Original Content

Ofcom reveals that global communications revenues grew by 3.4 percent with UK consumers leading the way. Ofcom's new report reflects that global communications have grown, despite the economic turndown. Read Original Content

Nokia Oyj is re-entering the U.S. smartphone market as T-Mobile USA Inc. said it would offer the Lumia 710, the country’s first Nokia phone to run Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone software.  Read Original Content

Intel has revealed that it is combining four of its existing divisions into one in an effort to focus on mobile devices. The company's goal is to speed up development for mobile devices in order to keep pace with the fast-changing market.  Read Original Content

The NPD Group has confirmed that Google's mobile Android operating system managed to claim more than half of the U.S. smartphone market in 2011.The popular OS captured an impressive 53 percent of smartphone sales from January to October 2011.  Read Original Content

The Indian mobile market is forecast to grow from 812 million connections (SIMs) in at the end of 2011 to 1.36 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 5.9 percent, according to the latest report from Analysys Mason.  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.