Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 12, 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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Smartphone sales to end-users grew year-on-year by 42.7 percent in the second quarter to 153.7 million units, and accounted for 36.7 percent of total sales. Read Original Content

Gartner reports the mobile phone market saw weakened demand in the second quarter of 2012, as “the challenging economic environment and users postponing upgrades to take advantage of high-profile device launches and promotions available later in the year slowed demand across markets”.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence, a leading cloud-based mobile platform provider, has announced it has raised $5.5 million in Series B funding to further accelerate the company’s growth and customer success.  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.

Apple’s share of all tablet sales jumped 44 percent in the second quarter over the previous three-month stretch, said IHS iSuppli. Apple's iPad accounted for 70 percent of the 24.4 million tablets sold in the period ending June 30. Read Original Content

According to Gartner, within the last quarter, Android outsold iOS devices nearly three to one while capturing 64 percent of the worldwide market share. Samsung was the top dog accounting for 90 million handset sales.  Read Original Content

Apple's share of the smartphone market dominated at AT&T and Verizon, but Samsung's share was growing, records show. In the fourth quarter of 2011, Apple's share of the market had grown by 3 percent from the first quarter of 2010, while Samsung's had more than quadrupled to 12 percent during the same period.  Read Original Content

iMore, the first blog to publish reports that Apple plans to unveil its latest iteration of the smartphone on September 12, is now saying that pre-orders will begin that day and that the phone will be released nine days later, on September 21.  Read Original Content

More that a dozen retailers including Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target and 7-Eleven have joined forces to form the Merchant Customer Exchange, a mobile-payments network that will compete with Google and Isis.  Read Original Content

Yankee Group estimates global mobile advertising revenue will expand by three and a half times its present level by 2016.  Read Original Content

LG Electronics said on Wednesday it had sold 5 million LTE smartphones, including one million in just the month of July, as it looks to capitalize on the move toward the next generation of wireless mobile technology.  Read Original Content

Flurry Analytics claims that in 2009 the iOS and Android games software market accounted for 19 percent of the total $2.7 billion handheld and mobile games market in the U.S. In 2001 it claimed a 58 percent share of the $3.3 billion market.  Read Original Content

In a recent online poll, Nokia asked participants to vote on their preferred input method: QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen, number keypad, and voice command.  Approximately 48.64 percent of respondents went with QWERTY keyboard, while touchscreens lagged by nearly 15 percent.  Read Original Content

HTC might have lost out on market share recently, but that isn't stopping the carrier from releasing the first full HD smartphone, which is now being referred to as the HTC Valencia.  Read Original Content

World’s leading IT research and advisory company Gartner says that the Android mobile phone market is growing at an impressive rate of 32 percent every month, and the world has already seen 50,000 plus Android apps being developed.  Read Original Content

Research firm Gartner’s most recent report shows Microsoft's smartphone platform went from 1.6 percent in Q2 2011 to 2.7 in Q2 2012.  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.