Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 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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Apple is in roughly the same position it was last quarter, with an 8.8 percent share of the market in terms of units shipped (according to IDC) and a share of profits (according to Dediu) down two percentage points to 73 percent.  Read Original Content

comScore announced the U.S. launch of Mobile Metrix 2.0.  Mobile Metrix 2.0 brings comScore's Unified Digital Measurement to smartphone devices, combining passive on-device measurement with census-level data to provide one of the most accurate and detailed views into actual U.S. mobile media usage across apps and mobile browsing.  Read Original Content

A new Canalys report reveals worldwide smartphone shipments in the first 2012 quarter have reached 146 million units, which means a 45 percent year-on-year growth. In the U.S. the industry grew by 5 percent.  Read Original Content

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Buoyed by its successful launches, Samsung Electronics hopes to increase its share in the 18 to 19 million unit Indian smartphone market to 60 percent in the current year.  Read Original Content

Lenovo wants a piece of the smartphone pie and has confirmed it’s willing to spend the dough to get a taste of the action with an $800 million investment in a smartphone division.  Read Original Content


By the end of 2017, smartphone shipments will reach 1.7 billion units, research firm Ovum predicts. That would represent a staggering compound annual growth rate of just under 25 percent for the period of 2011 to 2017.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics has announced the third generation Galaxy S, the Galaxy S III. Consumers can view content on the device's 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. An 8-megapixel camera and a 1.9-megapixel front camera offer users a variety face recognition related options.  Read Original Content

Nielson says that in March 2012 smartphones were in use by 50.4 percent of consumers in the country, with Android continuing its domination in the space, accounting for 48.5 percent of all smartphone handsets.  Read Original Content

Do you regularly use your cell phone to coordinate meetings, which restaurant to eat at, or look up the score of a sporting event? According to Pew Internet and American Life Project, 70 percent of all cell phone owners in the U.S. and 86 percent of smartphone owners have used their phones to perform at least one of these activities over the last 30 days.  Read Original Content

NPD Group’s latest study revealed that Android is dominating the U.S. smartphone market in the first quarter of 2012, now running on 61 percent of the smartphones activated in America.  Read Original Content

RIM’s new BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone features all the core BlackBerry messaging and social-centric features that keep people connected, and offers global 3G connectivity backed by long battery life.  Read Original Content

App Promo conducted a study last month in an effort to investigate how well mobile developers are performing in this crowded space. The survey found a staggering 59 percent of mobile apps do not generate enough money to break even.  Read Original Content

Windows Phone continues to struggle to make inroads into the smartphone market, with two well-known research firms finding that it had 2 percent or less U.S. market share in the first quarter of the year.  Read Original Content

Between 2010 and 2011 the global installed base of app consumers increased by 104 percent. The number of new tablet app consumers increased by 58 million. As a result, tablet owners now constitute 8.6 percent of the installed app consumer base.  Read Original Content

AT&T Mobility is breaking into the home security market with a package of wireless services that will let customers control the safety of their residence from miles away.  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.