Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of March 26, 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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To drive innovation and business opportunities in Finland's mobile ecosystem, Microsoft Corp. and Nokia will each invest up to 9 million euros into a newly established mobile application development program at Aalto University during the next three years.  Read Original Content

Every 3.5 seconds, someone in America loses a cell phone, and more often than not, it happens in a coffee shop. All those absentminded moments add up to $30 billion in annual losses, the report, from mobile security company LookOut claims.  Read Original Content

According to research firm IDC, Apple is the app designers’ platform of choice. Despite flourishing sales of devices powered by Google’s Android OS, more developers said they were “very interested” in developing apps for devices running Apple’s iOS.  Read Original Content

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The U.S. Army has officially announced a prototype of the Army Software Marketplace, a web-based app store that currently includes twelve different training apps that have been approved for Army-wide use. That includes just iOS apps, but it will soon include apps for Android.  Read Original Content


The latest version of Apple’s iOS software, 5.1, has hit roughly 61 percent adoption among users of some popular iOS apps. Developer David Smith saw 61 percent of users already upgraded to the latest version of iOS after only 15 days of release.   Read Original Content

A whopping 85 percent of the traffic traversing the four nationwide mobile operators networks is pure data, according to a new study by Chetan Sharma.  Read Original Content

Here’s what’s happening on the Internet in any given minute: 30 hours of video uploaded; 1.3 million video clips watched on YouTube; 39,800 GB of global IP data transferred; 204 million emails sent; and Amazon rings up $83,000 in sales.  Read Original Content

Nokia will begin selling its new line of Lumia phones in China next month through one of the country’s largest mobile operators as it looks to speed its recovery in the lucrative market for smartphones.  Read Original Content

Fifty-nine percent of industry experts agree that the Web will be stronger than ever by 2020. Specifically, they believe that “the open Web” will continue to thrive and grow “as a vibrant place where most people do most of their work, play, communication, and content creation.”  Read Original Content

NPD researchers predict that the mobile processor sector will grow at a rate of 22 percent each year through 2016; that’s after nearly doubling in 2011 when mobile processor growth exceeded 43 percent.  Read Original Content

Dell reportedly is pulling out of the smartphone market in the United States, ending sales of its Venue and Venue Pro smartphones with hopes of focusing on higher-margin mobile devices.  Read Original Content

The venerable Windows-Intel PC will see a sharp decline by 2016 while devices running Android and Apple's iOS are on the rise, according to market researcher IDC. Windows-Intel PCs will drop from a market-dominating 35.9 percent share in 2011 to 25.1 percent in 2016," IDC said.  Read Original Content

China, already the world’s biggest mobile phone market, is now close to become the world’s biggest mobile application market, thanks to a huge mass of mobile device users and great potential in the smartphone market, iResearch said.  Read Original Content

The latest survey from comparison site Mobilesplease has underlined the fact that Samsung and Apple are the dominant players in the UK market. Samsung and Apple smartphones made up no less than a third of the UK market in the second half of 2011.  Read Original Content

It is expected that the Indian mobile subscriber base will reach 696 million connections in 2012, an increase of 9 percent from 638 million in 2011, while total mobile services revenue in India is projected to reach $30 billion by 2016, according to Gartner.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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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.