Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Mobility News Weekly - Week of January 2, 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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The smartphone and tablet buying rush over the holidays spilled over into a corresponding deluge of app downloads, with the total weekly number exceeding one billion for the first time.  Read Original Content

RIM’s share of U.S. mobile phone subscribers in the three months through November dropped to 6.5 percent from 7.1 percent in the previous quarter, according to research firm ComScore Inc.  Read Original Content

According to market research firm NPD Group, the demand for tablets is expected to grow in the small and medium business market, companies with less than 1,000 employees, over the next year with Apple’s iPad taking the lead.  Read Original Content

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Gartner is forecasting that some 50 percent of traveling workers this year will ditch their laptops in favor of handier devices.  Read Original Content

According to a new research report from Berg Insight, global mobile marketing and advertising marketing will be 15.2 percent of the total online advertising market, or 3.8 percent of the total global ad spend for all media in 2016.  Read Original Content
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According to new data released by comScore, through a survey of 30,000 U.S. mobile phone users, Apple increased its smartphone market share by 1.4 percent in the three months ending in November, acquiring a total market share of 11.2 percent.  Read Original Content

Social networks played an important role in the last U.S. presidential election, but the explosive growth in smartphone usage and the introduction of tablets since 2008 could make or break the candidates for president in 2012.  Read Original Content

Samsung has the largest mobile subscriber base in the U.S. with a 25.6 percent market share, while Google Android was the top smartphone platform with 46.9 percent market share during the three month period ending November 2011, according to comScore's data.  Read Original Content

A study by comScore says that more than a third of the U.S. adult population owns a smartphone.  Read Original Content

According to recent survey by comScore, the iPhone 4S has successfully raised Apple's smartphone market share to 29 percent. From August to November, a significant increase of about 1.4 percent has been seen in Apple's market share.  Read Original Content

New research from Nielsen shows said that 21 percent of U.S. mobile phone users who purchased a new smartphone between August and October 2011 bought an HTC device, the second biggest share.  Read Original Content

Just two months after Samsung released its Galaxy Note tablet-phone, the company announced it has shipped more than one million units of the device worldwide and that it’s coming to the U.S. in the near future.  Read Original Content

The Roman Catholic Confession app, which provides a step-by-step guide to giving confessions, turned out to be a hit, breaking into the iPhone App Store’s top 25 most popular apps shortly after its January release. 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.