Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mobility News Weekly - Week of January 9, 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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Pyxis Mobile, a Waltham-based provider of technology that helps businesses build and manage mobile apps, has raised $17 million in a round of venture capital and changed its name to Verivo Software.  Read Original Content

Intel announced its first smartphone customers, signaling the arrival of Intel Inside smartphones. Lenovo and Motorola will release smartphones based on Intel's upcoming Atom chips code-named Medfield, said Paul Otellini, Intel's CEO.  Read Original Content

The majority of smartphone users (7 in 10) are shopping and/or browsing for products online and will use their smartphone for practically any type of purchase as long as it's convenient according to Market Strategies International.  Read Original Content

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A report published this week by The NPD Group shows that Apple's iOS skyrocketed to 43 percent of all smartphone sales in October and November (shortly after the launch of the iPhone 4S) from 26 percent reported by Apple in its third-quarter earnings report.  Read Original Content

Mobile phone marketing is going to replace online marketing as the main way advertisers reach the public. Mobile marketing advertising budgets will also see huge increases in 2012, according to the managing editor of Digital Marketer.  Read Original Content

ZTE Corp., China’s second-largest maker of phone equipment, said sales of its smartphones will double this year as it gains market share in Europe, North America, Brazil and Japan.  Read Original Content

Nokia has unveiled its third Windows Phone, the Lumia 900, designed specifically for the AT&T LTE network in the U.S. The handset has a large 4.3-inch Amoled ClearBlack display, compared to the 3.7-inch screen of the Lumia 800.  Read Original Content
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By the end of 2011, SAP had issued 14,000 iPads to its workforce, making it the second largest user of iPads in the world.  Read Original Content

In 2011 publishers created $6.8 billion in application download revenues, while app development revenues reached $20.5 billion. The development service became a mass market almost three times of the size of the application download market today.  Read Original Content

A perfect storm of growth in enterprise mobility, video consumption and cloud infrastructure will come together just in time for a major refresh cycle in 2012, driving worldwide enterprise network revenues to $39.4 billion by the end of the year, IDC predicts.  Read Original Content

Voice assistant Siri on the iPhone 4S is reportedly responsible for a surge in data consumption by iPhone 4S users, according to a study from network firm Arieso. The 4S has the highest downlink data volumes of any phone measured in Arieso’s study, which covers more than 1 million subscribers, ranking slightly behind the Android-powered HTC Desire S. Read Original Content

HTC announced their first Windows-based phone to run on a 4G LTE network.  The kicker, however, is that it comes with a 16-megapixel camera. That’s truly ridiculous for a phone’s camera and makes it easily one of the most compelling phones on the market.  Read Original Content

Wells Fargo customers who use Android-powered smartphone and tablet devices, like the new Kindle Fire, can now keep track of their finances while on the go with Wells Fargo Mobilebanking services found in the Amazon Appstore.  Read Original Content

In June, Flurry discovered that users were spending 81 minutes per day in mobile apps versus 74 minutes on the web. As of December, the usage of mobile apps has skyrocketed to 94 minutes per day, while web consumption dropped to 72 minutes.  Read Original Content

Toshiba today revealed plans to introduce the Excite X10 tablet, the world's thinnest 10-inch tablet, to the U.S. market. Measuring in at just 0.3 inches thin and weighing just 1.18 pounds, this next-gen tablet offers a premium design with essential ports.  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.