Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 24, 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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India has unveiled a new version of what it says is the "world's cheapest tablet computer" - the Aakash 2.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Co. expects sales of its new Galaxy S III, launched at the end of last month as a main rival to Apple's iPhone, to top 10 million during July, making it South Korean group's fastest selling smartphone.  Read Original Content

Microsoft has announced its developed version for its next smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 8. WP8 will come with an alteration in the start screen, a new live tiles feature and offer to resize tiles.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

Motorola Solutions just bought Psion Corporation for $200 million in cash to bolster its work with industrial companies. The deal will mostly focus on improving Motorola Solutions' toughened-up handhelds and in-car terminals.  Read Original Content


Samsung Electronics, already a world leader in TVs and smartphones, is taking the fight to Intel Corp for the number one slot in semiconductors, betting on strong growth in so-called logic chips that are the brains inside today’s fast-selling smart mobile devices.  Read Original Content

HTC has canceled the planned launch of its high-profile One series in Brazil, and is pulling out - completely - from that market.  Read Original Content

The latest survey courtesy of Fitch Ratings is predicting South Korean manufacturer Samsung should continue ruling the smartphone market for what could be at least two more years.  Read Original Content

More than half of the world's smartphones run Android. That sounds like a pretty comfy perch for Google, but it's a precarious one -- and the historical tides that made Android such a stunning success are starting to swing in the opposite direction.  Read Original Content

The San Diego Unified School District has purchased nearly 26,000 iPads it will provide to students in classrooms this fall, making it one of the largest programs of its kind to date.  Read Original Content

Thirty-seven percent of 2,000+ Business Insider readers surveyed tell us they won't even consider buying a Surface, because they assume it will be an inferior product to Apple's iPad.  Read Original Content

A U.S. judge has stopped sales of Samsung's Galaxy 10.1 tablet and publicly stated that Apple has a strong patent infringement case against the South Korean company.  Read Original Content

A smartphone application, enabling people in the middle of riots to find safety, has been shown off at the TEDGlobal event in Edinburgh.  Read Original Content

The global enterprise mobility market is expected to clock a combined annual growth rate of 7.3 percent during the period 2011-2015, according to a report by TechNavio.  Read Original Content

Google Maps Coordinate is a service that mashes up Google’s mapping and geolocation services and APIs with a dispatch system for mobile workforces that’s available both on the Web and on Android phones and tablets.  Read Original Content

Google has launched a smartphone app that will track workers' every move outside the office. The app is a spin-off of Google Maps, aimed at companies with teams of workers who spend most of their time out on the road, such as couriers, equipment installers and repair technicians.  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.