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Mobility News Weekly – Week of April 28, 2013

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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Visiongain has determined that the value of the global mobile security (mSecurity) market in 2013 will reach $3.49 billion.  Read Original Content

Sales of the iPhone 5 helped Apple's volumes grow 6.6 percent to 37.4 million phones in the first quarter of 2013 from a year earlier, but that was not enough to stop its share of the market dropping to 17.3 percent from 23 percent, research firm IDC said.  Read Original Content

According to the latest Kantar smartphone report, T-Mobile’s share of U.S. smartphone sales has collapsed to 9.5 percent from 12.7 percent in just a year. At the same time, Sprint’s share has climbed to 12.3 percent from 11.0 percent over the same time period.  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.

The smartphone market in the U.K. has witnessed significant growth in last two years; up from 38 percent in 2010 to 60 percent of mobile market in 2013. The most interesting aspect of the growth is that nearly 58 percent of U.K. smartphone is being dominated by female users, compared to 42 percent male.  Read Original Content

According to the latest IDC report, 216.2 million smartphones were shipped during Q1 of 2013, accounting for 51.6 percent of a grand total of 418.6 million units. The smartphone market grew by 41.6 percent over the last 12 months, but contracted slightly by 5.1 percent quarter-on-quarter, owing to the seasonal decline in demand.  Read Original Content
HTC Corp. saw shipments decline sharply in Q1 of 2013 despite the launch of its make-or-break flagship phone, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research.  Read Original Content

New data from Juniper Research has revealed that by 2017 there will be 64.1 billion games downloaded onto smartphones and tablet devices - over three times that of 2012, which stood at 21 billion.  Read Original Content

Leading mobile analyst firm Juniper Research estimates the number of smartphone shipments reached almost 200 million in Q1 2013, representing a growth of 30 percent from Q1 2012. Read Original Content

According to Juniper Research, Samsung increased its smartphone market share by shipping an estimated 68 million smartphones and accounting for approximately 34 percent of all smartphone shipments in Q1 of 2013.  Read Original Content

Despite profits falling for the first time in a decade for Apple, the Cupertino based company posted better than expected iPhone sales at around 37.4 million in Q1 of 2013, a 7 percent growth compared to Q1 of 2012.  Read Original Content

According to Juniper Research, almost 200 million smartphones were shipped in Q1 of 2013.  Read Original Content

By 2018 ABI expects low-cost phones will account for 46 percent of handsets shipped, up from 28 percent in 2012.  Read Original Content

According to a Yankee Group survey, 91 percent of iPhone owners plan to purchase another iPhone when it's time to upgrade, while for Android the number is just 76 percent; and, three-quarters of those looking to switch from Android plan to buy an iPhone.  Read Original Content

Acer has revealed the latest edition to its smartphone line up with the Android Liquid E2.
The Liquid E2 boasts a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and 1GB RAM with 4GB of storage and a microSD card slot for expansion purposes. Available in either single SIM or dual SIM options, the E2 features an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 2,000mAh battery.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins ratcheted up expectations and brimmed with confidence over expected sales of the Q10, the company's first BlackBerry 10-based smartphone with a Qwerty keyboard, noting the company expects to sell "tens of millions" of units of the phone.  Read Original Content

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