Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 8, 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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ezprints, Inc., has launched "Share Your Voice," a new iPhone application that enables voters to send a printed postcard expressing their views to the presidential candidates.  Read Original Content

Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion have announced the BlackBerry® Curve 9310 smartphone, a stylish new smartphone for socially connected customers.  Read Original Content

A report from Russian wireless carrier MTS reveals that Apple's share of the country's emerging smartphone market revenue slipped during the first quarter of 2012 while Samsung doubled its presence mostly at the expense of former leader Nokia.  Read Original Content

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In 2007, nine million Americans owned a smartphone – four percent of the entire mobile market. Today, nearly 110 million Americans own one, and by the end of the year smartphone owners will become the new mobile majority in the U.S., according to Comcast.  Read Original Content

More than 28 million people in the UK used smartphones during the three-month average ending May 2012, up 38 percent from a year ago. Google’s Android was the top smartphone operating system with 42.1 percent of market share by operating system.  Read Original Content

Industry analysts expect mobile app marketing to reach $7 billion in worth by 2015. Juniper Research said that in-app advertising was expected to grow quickly, with companies integrating their marketing schemes into the downloadable applications.  Read Original Content

A report from Bloomberg indicates Amazon is now looking to introduce its own smartphone to take on the iPhone and some of the leading Android devices in the market.  Read Original Content

According to IbnLive in India, Intel is partnering with India-based smartphone maker Karbonn Mobile to build a device powered by an Intel-chip running the Android operating system.  Read Original Content

The global mobile content market is expected to soar to $18.6 billion in 2017, jumping from $6.5 billion in 2011, and growing at a compound annual growth rate of 19 percent from 2011 to 2017.  Read Original Content

A Juniper study projects that in-app mobile advertising spend will reach $10.4 billion by 2017, meaning that there will be a compound average growth rate of 34 percent from 2012 to 2017.  Read Original Content

GIA has announced the global market for e-Paper Displays is projected to reach $6.5 billion by the year 2018, propelled by increasing application in electronic shelf labels; e-textbooks; e-books; e-magazines; e-newspapers.  Read Original Content

HTC reported initial earnings estimates for the second quarter, and they show the company's profit dropped 58 percent and its revenue sank 27 percent when compared to the year-ago quarter.  Read Original Content

Apple plans to debut a smaller, cheaper iPad by year-end, two people with knowledge of the plans said, to help maintain dominance of the tablet market as Google and Microsoft prepare competing handheld devices.  Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Smartphone market in Brazil to grow at a CAGR of 89.8 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the declining price of smartphones in the market.  Read Original Content

Google's new Nexus 7 is a powerful new tablet that will compete not only with the Apple iPad, but also Amazon’s Kindle. 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.