Thursday, February 09, 2012

Mobility News Weekly - Week of February 6, 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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Growth in internet traffic over mobile networks is set to explode during the next few years, increasing by 84 percent a year and accounting for 11 percent of all traffic by 2015.  Read Original Content

Mobile cloud computing is poised to create a new, lucrative revenue stream for solution providers and mobile suppliers, driving in excess of $5 billion in revenue within the next five years.  Read Original Content

Nokia will cut 4,000 jobs at its smartphone manufacturing facilities in Finland, Hungary and Mexico by the end of 2012.  Read Original Content

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According to the NPD Group, a leading market research company, Android leads the smartphone market with 48 percent share. Apple is 6 points behind. Other vendors such as Microsoft and RIM account for the remaining 10 percent.  Read Original Content

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research Global Tablet sales to end users reached 67.0 million units in 2011 and is expected to reach 248.6 million units by the end of 2015.  Read Original Content

Google Chrome has finally landed on Android. Google Chrome for web launched about three years ago and since then has been rising on the market share. Known for its super fast speed, Google intends to duplicate the efficiency on the Android platform as well.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware reported record revenues for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011, with quarter revenues up 30 percent year over year, reaching a record $24 million, and reflecting an annual revenue growth of 23 percent.  Read Original Content

According to a report by Juniper Research, annual revenues from consumer mobile applications will approach $52 billion by 2016 as consumer smartphone adoption accelerates in tandem with the emergence of a mass tablet market.  Read Original Content

TechNet has released a study showing there are now roughly 466,000 jobs in the “App Economy” in the United States, up from zero in 2007.  Read Original Content

Canalys reports that for the first time ever smartphones have outsold the PC market (in 2011). This might not seem that impressive but when the PC market includes tablets, desktops, laptops as well as net-books, you see just how successful smartphones have been in the last year.  Read Original Content

Informa Telecoms & Media says sub-$200 smartphone sales are poised to grow from five percent in 2012 to 24 percent in 2016, when sales reach 206 million devices, up from 41 million in 2010.  Read Original Content

The worldwide smartphone market grew 54.7 percent year over year in the fourth quarter of 2011, as vendors shipped 157.8 million units in the quarter compared to 102.0 million units last year, according to the International Data Corporation.  Read Original Content

Morgan Keegan’s Tavis McCourt reports that “Apple simply dominated Q4:11 handset/mobile computing trends, and now accounts for nearly 50 percent of the revenues of the entire industry and over 80 percent of the profits by our calculation.” Read Original Content

Research in Motion announced has announced that its BlackBerry App World is the second most profitable mobile application store behind Apple's App Store, beating out Google's Android Market.  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.