Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 27, 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 latest report from IDC says Android and iOS control a whopping 82 percent of the smartphone market. Android and Apple devices simply dominate with a combined market share of 82 percent.  Read Original Content

IDC has released new numbers showing that Android now has a 60 percent market share, while BlackBerry has fallen to a meager 6 percent.  Read Original Content

According to a report from advertising network Chitika, the share of internet-connected mobile devices has risen to 20 percent in the U.S. and Canada, a large portion of which are Apple products like the iPhone and iPad.  Read Original Content

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Smartphone sales will total between 750 million and 800 million units and reach over $230 billion during 2012, according to Richard Kramer from Arete Research. However, Apple, Samsung Electronics and HTC are the only vendors making money, he said.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, said its third-generation Galaxy S smartphone went on sale Tuesday in 28 European and Middle Eastern countries, hoping to cement its lead over Apple’s iPhone.  Read Original Content

New York Times has reported that Facebook may come out with its own smartphone next year. Employees of Facebook and engineers briefed on Facebook's plans, say the company hopes to release its own smartphone by next year.  Read Original Content

Samsung's flagship smartphone for 2012 finally reaches consumers today across 28 countries. The Galaxy S III is the most important device of the year for Samsung's mobile division.  Read Original Content

HTC Canada has finally announced the availability of HTC One S in Canada with Virgin Mobile, Bell, Telus, and Fido, according to a recently released market survey report from Internet Marketing Services.  Read Original Content

With the gears to full ownership of Instagram churning slowly and pressure from investors high, Facebook has released its own Camera app for iOS, allowing users to shoot, tweak and upload shots directly to Facebook from their phones.  Read Original Content

Mashable has the story, detailing a report from NPD DisplaySearch that Apple moved more than 17.2 million mobile PCs in the first quarter of 2012. Of that number, 80 percent of those sales were iPads: around 13.6 million.  Read Original Content

LG Electronics has sold more than 3 million LTE handsets worldwide. The company plans on rolling out more smartphones running on the fourth-generation Long Term Evolution networks in 20 different countries, including nations in the Middle East.  Read Original Content

Apple iPhone users are the biggest data hogs, and make up 80 percent of the top 10 percent of heaviest data users, according to a new report from research firm Analysys Mason.  Read Original Content

RIM, which employs about 16,500 people, plans to bring its workforce closer to 10,000 by early next year, two sources told Reuters. "We support further cost realignment in the face of falling revenue and margins," Macquarie analyst Kevin Smithen said in a note to clients.  Read Original Content

According to research from Coleman Parkes, 86 percent of UK business leaders said that a 4G network would increase productivity, while 94 percent believed it was necessary to remain competitive and protect jobs.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy 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.