Thursday, June 07, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 3, 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 number of devices connected to mobile phone networks will overtake the number of people on Earth within five years, according to Ericsson. There will be 9 billion mobile subscriptions by 2017 while the U.S. census bureau predicts the global population will have reached 7.4 billion in five years.  Read Original Content

The sale of mobile processors is forecast to increase at combined annual growth rate of 22 percent reaching 1.9 billion units per year by 2016, according to new research by NPD In-Stat.  Read Original Content

By 2017, 85 percent of the world’s population will have access to 3G wireless coverage, according to a new report by Ericsson, with half the global population living in areas with 4G networks.  Read Original Content

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Google is escalating its rivalry with Microsoft with the purchase of Quickoffice, the maker of a widely used mobile application for working on documents created in Microsoft’s programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.  Read Original Content


Nokia has today taken another step towards connecting the next billion consumers by unveiling the Asha Touch family of mobile devices. The three new phone models - the Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 306 and Nokia Asha 311 - further expand the successful Asha family, first introduced in October 2011.  Read Original Content

By the end of 2012, Android's smartphone market share will be 61 percent, but by 2016 its share will have dropped to 52.9 percent, according to IDC. Also, the continued success of the OS will increasingly depend on Samsung Electronics, IDC said.  Read Original Content

Research firm IDC said global shipments will rise an estimated four percent in 2012, with many users of older phones holding on to their devices before switching to a smartphone. The consultancy said a total of nearly 1.8 billion mobile phones will be shipped this year, compared to 1.7 billion in 2011.  Read Original Content

Cannacord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley believes Apple's and Samsung's combined worldwide market share at the end of the second quarter was 48.1 percent. By the end of the year, that figure could hit 49.7 percent.  Read Original Content

The ratio of smartphones to basic mobile phones in the UK is growing very rapidly. As a consequence, nearly 50 percent mobile phones in UK are now smartphones and that numer is expected to reach nearly 80 percent by the end of 2017.  Read Original Content

App developers have published 100,145 applications in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Microsoft's mobile app store reached this key point in 20 months. It added 9,391 apps in the last month, and 26,493 in the last three months.  Read Original Content

Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, will be launched by all of the Big 4 national U.S. wireless carriers this month, starting at $199, the phone maker said.  Read Original Content

Lenovo plans to launch as many as 40 new models of smartphones in 2012, aiming to ramp up its smartphone shipments to 18 million units in 2012 compared to six million units shipped in 2011, according to the company.  Read Original Content

iPhone and iPad reports are numerous and often contradictory, but lately they have begun to agree on one important thing: when the devices might arrive. More and more reports suggest that September is the intended target.  Read Original Content

Korean mobile handsets giant Samsung Electronics said the company had targeted a 60 percent share of the Indian smartphone market in 2012.  Read Original Content

HTC One S has recently been launched in Canada by HTC Canada. This handset is the slimmest of all phones manufactured so far by the company.  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.