Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mobility News Weekly - Week of January 16, 2012

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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ZTE is best known for the phones it sells in China, its home market. In recent years, though, ZTE has begun to make inroads in the U.S, although its progress has been largely invisible to consumers.  Read Original Content

Google’s strong holiday quarter results may take a backseat to growing concerns about long term margins after it dives into a fiercely competitive smartphone market through its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings.  Read Original Content

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A new Localytics' study found that of the people who made an in app purchase, 44% did not do so until they had interacted with the app at least ten times. On average, a user who makes an in app purchase will do so 12 days after first launching the app.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Co. plans to merge its own 'bada' mobile phone operating software with an open source Tizen platform as the world's biggest smartphone maker seeks alternatives to Google's Android in its devices.  Read Original Content

According to the latest information and analysis provided from IHS Screen Digest, the best way to make money in the smartphone apps market is to give the apps away for free and and then generate revenue on subsequent sales of in app purchases.  Read Original Content
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Nearly 4 out of 10 people in the U.S. planning on purchasing a smartphone in the next 6 months will be walking out with an Android model. That is the result of a survey of 15,000 people in the states surveyed by the Yankee Group.  Read Original Content

A new report from GIA says that open source operating systems such as Google’s Android are expected to dominate the market going forward, while single source systems such as Apple’s iOS and RIM are going to lose market share.  Read Original Content

In app purchases are on pace to generate 64 percent of total mobile application revenues in 2015, up from 39 percent in 2011, according to information and analysis provider IHS Screen Digest. The firm adds that in app purchase revenues will rise to more than $5.6 billion in 2015, compared to $970 million a year ago.  Read Original Content

Nokia and AT&T unveiled its next windows phone Lumia 900, which is a thin, powerful and LTE-enabled phone for the U.S. market. It is Nokia’s first LTE smartphone and is developed exclusively for AT&T.  Read Original Content

In 2011, there were more than 100 million consumers using the Internet in the United States, which was equivalent to roughly one-third of the population. This trend also served to fuel the rise of e-commerce activities last year, yStats noted.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry OS is the most popular smartphone operating system in South Africa, followed by Symbian, with third place going to Windows Mobile.  Read Original Content

Sony has a newly acquired division called Sony Mobile Communications, which is tasked with building smartphones that align with its parent company's strategies and plays well with other types of Sony gadgets.  Read Original Content

Fujitsu has had a strong presence in Japan, but its handsets never make it outside of its home country. That may soon change, as the company is now making it a priority to bring its smartphones to the North American market.  Read Original Content

Taking the whole idea of camera phones to the extreme at CES 2012, Polaroid has just unveiled the SC1630 smart camera, which looks like a crossbreed between a smartphone and a pocket P&S camera.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and 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.