Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 26, 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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AT&T has announced its new MDM product, with which IT departments at small businesses are able to manage employees' mobile devices and data usage, as well as enforce security policies.  Read Original Content

Samsung smartphone owners are dumping their devices in droves after Apple won a court battle against them last week. Resale site Gazelle says it has seen a 50 percent spike in sales of Samsung phones from its customers, right around the time of the court verdict in Apple’s favor.  Read Original Content

Google's Motorola unit has confirmed plans to release its first smartphone powered by an Intel chip. The firm will unveil the device in London on September 18.  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.

Smartphones are projected to account for more than half of global cellphone shipments in 2013, which is at least two years earlier than previously predicted, according to market intelligence firm IHS iSuppli.  Read Original Content

ABI researchers estimate over 2.4 billion employees will be using smartphones by the year 2017. The above-mentioned projection is based on a growth rate of 17 percent and represents nearly three times more smartphones than used by today's employees.  Read Original Content


Apple Inc.’s court victory over Samsung Electronics Co. might have a deeper impact on the smartphone market if the case prompts more strict patent laws, which could result in more patent suits, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.  Read Original Content

LG Electronics has launched an LTE smartphone with a quad-core processor, the Optimus G. The next month will see plenty of competition, with the expected launch of a new iPhone, Nokia's Windows Phone 8-based smartphones and the successor to Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note.  Read Original Content

The Indian mobile app development market is expected to grow past the $227 million mark in 2012, growing at a 22.6 percent rate from last year, as analyzed by Gartner.  Read Original Content

Mobile phones are expected to overtake personal computers as the most common web access device by 2015, says PropertyGuru.com.my, a regional online property portal.  Read Original Content

New figures have shown a dramatic slowdown in Australian smartphone sales revenue for the first time since Apple launched the iPhone, suggesting the market may be getting close to saturation.  Read Original Content

Analyst firm Gartner has identified the technology industry's usual suspects as key drivers underpinning a worldwide application development software market projected to reach more than $9 billion in 2012.  Read Original Content

The India application development software market is expected to reach more than  $227 million in 2012, an increase of 22.6 percent over 2011, according to Gartner Inc.  Read Original Content

Sony Mobile, the mobile handset division of Sony Corp., said this week it is slashing 1,000 jobs in an effort to save on operational costs and compete more aggressively in the global smartphone market.  Read Original Content

Despite the imminent launch of Apple’s iPhone next month — which could sell 50 million units this year according to Baird’s William Power — Digitimes Research analyst Luke Lin estimates that Android’s market share in the second half will balloon to 70 percent of the global market.  Read Original Content

Facebook has addressed users who had gripes with its app for iPhones and iPads with the launch of a faster version. Rather than add a slew of new features, the company said it rebuilt the application from scratch to make it speedier and less clunky.  Read Original Content

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