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Mobility News Weekly – Week of September 16, 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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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said more than 1.3 million Android devices are now activated each day. Schmidt said tablets account for 70,000 of those 1.3 million daily activations, a mere 5.38 percent of the total. Read Original Content

Apple sold 17 million iPads between April and June. That’s more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire PC line. The iPad had a 62 percent share of the tablet market a year ago. Today it has a 68 percent share. Read Original Content

Market research firm IHS iSuppli estimates that by 2013, cumulative shipments of Android smartphones will exceed 1 billion units. Handsets shipping with Google’s mobile operating system are expected to reach 451 million units in 2013 and approach 3 billion cumulative units in 2016.  Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

Smartphone users worldwide will download more than 45 billion apps this year, nearly twice the number of apps downloaded in 2011, according to new data from Gartner.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence has announced it was named a CRN 2012 Emerging Vendor. The company was recognized as one of the key players that are significantly impacting the cloud computing industry.  Read Original Content


In a sign that consumers worldwide are increasingly turning to tablet devices for their computing needs, high-profile analyst firm IDC has raised its forecast for tablet shipments this year by 9 percent, estimating that 117.1 million units will be shipped.  Read Original Content

Facebook rose to its highest price in seven weeks after saying it is testing a service to place advertisements on mobile applications other than its own. Facebook shares advanced 6.5 percent to $23.29 at the close in New York, the highest since July 27.  Read Original Content

Google’s Motorola Mobility and chip maker Intel has unveiled the Razr i smartphone. It is very similar to the Razr M, unveiled earlier this month for U.S. consumers, but operates with Intel’s Medfield smartphone processor running at 2 Gigahertz instead of the Qualcomm chip that powers the Razr M.  Read Original Content

Almost every week, African software developers introduce new applications to the market. Two IT students in Uganda have developed an application that shows motorists the cheapest gas stations in the capital city, Kampala.  Read Original Content

SAP AG has announced the opening of the new SAP Mobility Design Center to help customers meet the growing need for individualized mobile solutions. The center is focused on enabling companies to keep up with the consumerization of IT trend.  Read Original Content

According to research firm IDC, Google’s Android OS has been bringing in some exceptional numbers during this year’s Q3. As reported by the Huffington Post, Android held a monstrous 68 percent of the world’s smartphone market share, followed by Apple at 17 percent. Read Original Content

HTC Corp. unveiled a pair of new smartphones that utilize Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 operating system. The new smartphones will be sold by more than 150 carriers in more than 50 countries. In the U.S. AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. will carry the phone. Read Original Content

The soon to be released iPhone 5 features a casing made of glass and aluminum, a chip that can process commands more swiftly and a 4-inch screen.  Apple also revamped its mobile software, adding three-dimensional mapping and improvements on the Siri voice-recognition tool.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. has introduced ClickExpress, a pre-packaged cloud-based mobile workforce management solution that addresses the mobility and scheduling needs of growing companies.  Read Original Content

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman on Friday revealed the company is working on a new smartphone, and plans to market the unit heavily in foreign countries where handsets may be a consumer's sole computing device.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant
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