Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of February 13, 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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Global mobile data traffic will increase 18 times between 2011 and 2016, to 10.8 exabytes--a billion gigabytes--per month, according to the latest report from Cisco's Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast.  Read Original Content

Global smartphone shipments grew sharply last year (61.3 percent) as mobile handsets increased in capability and were made available at lower prices, according to International Data Corp.'s latest report. Read Original Content

U.S. and European regulatory agencies have approved Google‘s acquisition of Motorola.  Specifically, Google is acquiring the smartphone and set top box assets and, the vital intellectual property Google needs to protect its Android smartphone licensees.  Read Original Content

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According to Gartners's Q4 report, Apple finished 2011 as the world's top smartphone vendor by market share (19 percent), thanks to a Q4 that saw the company grab 23.8 percent of the market.  Read Original Content

More than two thirds of India SMBs (companies having greater than 1000 employees) own at least one smart phone or tablet, and almost half plan to purchase more devices in the next year.  Read Original Content

IE Market Research Corporation expects mobile payment revenue to rise from $47.2 billion in 2011 to $998.5 billion in 2016. They expect digital purchases will be the largest category with revenues increasing from $9.8 billion in 2011 to $250.9 billion in 2016.  Read Original Content

Despite being a relatively new technology, two-thirds (67 percent) of small businesses surveyed indicate that they use tablet computers, up from 57 percent a year ago according to new research from AT&T.  Read Original Content

CNET recently gave a short review on the Samsung Galaxy Note tablet and smartphone hybrid and what it found was that "the Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T is no tablet." With a 5.3-inch display, the size is something the tech publication feels will turn some people off from purchasing the new device.  Read Original Content

According to Forrester, there will be one billion consumers using smartphones in four years, and 350 million of those will be used for work. Also, mobile spending will reach $1.3 trillion.  Read Original Content

Apple has launched a new legal attack on Samsung Electronics Co.'s flagship smartphone, escalating the sprawling legal battle between the two top sellers of the popular devices.  Read Original Content

Apple and Samsung together sucked up more than 95 percent of mobile phone profits last quarter, leaving little remaining for other players, says Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley.  Read Original Content

The U.S. Air Force may buy as many as 18,000 iPad2 devices in what would be one of the military's biggest orders of computer tablets, accelerating Apple's inroads into the federal government.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has chalked out aggressive plans for India to increase its footprint to 160 cities, besides launching new devices and latest Operation System 10 soon.  Read Original Content

According to Juniper Research, because of the rising penetration of smartphones and the rise of the tablet PC market, 2016 global consumer mobile application revenues will reach $52 billion.  Read Original Content

New In-Stat research forecasts that low-cost Android handsets will reach a penetration rate of 80 percent of total smartphones in Africa, India, and China by 2015.  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.