Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mobility News Weekly-Week of October 14, 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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According to ABI, mobile services revenues from mobile business users worldwide will grow to $340 billion by 2017.  The data includes voice, messaging, handset data plans, mobile broadband and enterprise apps, and management services revenues. Read Original Content.

Apple, which dominated the tablet market with 68 percent global market share in the second-quarter, is expected to launch a 7.85-inch tablet called the iPad Mini next week. Read Original Content.

The number of smartphones in use globally crossed 1 billion for the first time in the third quarter and will double by 2015, after the introduction of Apple’s iPhone fueled demand, according to Strategy Analytics. 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.

T-Mobile is expected to announce official iPhone distribution in early 2013, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Nick Delfas. The analyst provided no further details but said that such a deal would add another one to two million buyers of the iPhone 5 in the first quarter. Read Original Content.

Based on new figures, more and more tablet owners in the United States are using their tablets to read digital periodicals on a daily basis. For example, ComScore cited that approximately 1 in 10 tablet owners read digital magazines and/or newspapers on his or her device every day as of August 2012. Read Original Content.

In the UAE, tablet sales are expected to surge more than 79 percent to 448,658 units this year compared to 250,004 units last year. The market is expected to generate $273 million in value this year compared to $174 million last year. Read Original Content.

Data released by CyberMedia Research reveals that the entry of new tablet vendors has led to a surge in sales in the Indian tablet market. India's tablet market sales grow 673 percent year-on-year in June quarter. Read Original Content.

Apple's iPad Mini will increase the company's overall tablet sales, but will cause some potential buyers of Apple's higher priced, regular iPads to buy the cheaper, smaller tablet instead. In a research note Wednesday, Janney Capital Markets analyst Bill Choi said he expects 15 percent cannibalization to current iPad sales from the iPad Mini. Read Original Content.

SAP AG today announced the finalists of the SAP Mobile Apps Partner Challenge for their successful development of mobile apps. As finalists, ExpertIG Inc., KloudData Inc. and Linear Logics Corp. will participate in the "Mobile Jumpstart" event, where the audience will decide the winner live. Read Original Content.

Verizon has improved its "Enterprise Mobility as a Service" offering with an upgraded support network for mobile devices. Verizon's network now includes new access options, support for a variety of applications and can be used on smartphones, tablets and laptops. Read Original Content.

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