Thursday, December 01, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of November 28, 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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According to Nielsen, Apple has retained its place as the largest smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. in the third quarter with a nearly 30 percent share, while the overall market continues to shift toward smart devices, reports Fortune. Read Original Content

China has leapfrogged the U.S. to become the world’s largest smartphone market by volume, according to third quarter figures released by Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

New research from North Carolina State University shows that some smartphones specifically designed to support the Android mobile platform have incorporated additional features that can be used by hackers to bypass Android's security features, making them more vulnerable to attack.  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 -

In the third quarter of the year, both Windows Mobile and Windows Phone combined held 6.1 percent of the U.S. smartphone market. That's down 33 percent from the 9 percent of the U.S. market Windows Mobile/Windows Phone held in the previous quarter.  Read Original Content

The majority of UK consumers (59 percent) now own a smartphone, 18 percent own a tablet device, and as many as 67 percent have used an app, and 73 percent have accessed a website using these mobile devices in the last twelve months, research from an EPiServer study has found.  Read Original Content
Mobile application downloads in the U.S. increased from 3.8 million in September 2011 to a record 4.91 million in October, a 29 percent month-over-month leap, according to mobile app user acquisition platform Fiksu's latest App Store Competitive Index.  Read Original Content

Research In Motion has released BlackBerry Mobile Fusion – the Company’s next-generation enterprise mobility solution and RIM’s entry into the multi-platform Mobile Device Management marketplace.  Read Original Content

Last month, Apple managed to achieve an impressive 42.8 percent of all UK smartphone sales.  Even though it was introduced during the middle of the month, there is no doubt that Apple's flagship iPhone 4S was responsible for this result.  Read Original Content

According to figures released by VisionMobile, a market analysis and strategy firm, smartphone adoption has reached over 27 percent around the world.  Read Original Content

Research In Motion is introducing a software tool giving corporate customers the option of linking employees' personal iPhones to the BlackBerry network without compromising security.  Read Original Content

According to ABI research, 2016 is the year health and fitness apps will cross the $400 million mark. ABI has further predicted that 1 billion health related apps will have been downloaded by 2016. Read Original Content

HTC hopes to re-spark consumer interest with its new line of smartphones in early 2012, despite the company’s poor performance in the global smartphone market this year, reports Reuters.  Read Original Content

A new study finds that iPhone owners are the most loyal smartphone users, and cites customers' personal investments in Apple's ecosystem as driving an over 80 percent retention rate for the device.  Read Original Content

Lenovo has unveiled three new tablets and a smartphone for the Chinese market and also will launch a smart TV product in the first quarter of next year.  Read Original Content

AT&T has withdrawn its application to buy T-Mobile from the Federal Communications Commission after the FCC dealt a blow to its plans by announcing that it will hold a court hearing to examine the proposed merger.  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.