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Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 21, 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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Nokia Oyj, the mobile-device manufacturer striving to regain market share lost to Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., introduced a smartphone for its Lumia line targeted at developing economies.  The Lumia 625 is cheaper than some previous models and comes with a 4.7-inch LCD screen and the ability to connect to the speedier fourth-generation wireless networks.  Read Original Content

Results for Q3 of 2013 indicate the Samsung Apps Store is growing rapidly. Users have grown by an impressive 450 percent while downloads have increased by 600 percent year-on-year.  Read Original Content

ZTE might not have launched any high-end smartphones in the Indian market till now but it aims to capture 20-25 percent of the high-end smartphone market share in the country, reports Press Trust of India.  Read Original Content

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform "lock-in". This newsletter is sponsored in part by AnyPresence.

Thanks to today’s wide range of available models, the number of smartphones shipped soon will double, according to the Mobile & Wireless Communications Report from IHS Inc. The information and analytics provider expects total shipments to reach 1.5 billion units in 2017, up from 712 million in 2012.  Read Original Content

The rates at which American cellphone users have traded in their devices for more advanced models have declined over the last few years, according to analysts at UBS AG. They turned negative last year, when about 68 million people upgraded their phones in the U.S., down more than nine percent from a year earlier.  Read Original Content
By the end of 2020, tablet based advertising campaigns alone will generate more than $27 billion in global revenue, following a compound annual growth rate of nearly 30 percent between 2013 and 2020.  Read Original Content

HTC has put the rumors to rest and has formally announced the One mini, the smaller version of its flagship One smartphone, which the company hopes will help extend the One brand and help it reach a wider range of consumers.  Read Original Content

Microsoft's Q4 2013 earnings report is in, and the company is announcing revenue of $19.90 billion — a 10 percent increase from the same quarter last year.  Read Original Content

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple and its component suppliers in Asia are now testing larger iPad and iPhone screens. The companies are looking into a 13-inch screen for the iPad, which is almost a quarter larger than the current largest iPad display of 9.7 inches, and around 40 percent bigger than the iPad mini's 7.9-inch screen.  Read Original Content

Between March and June, Apple’s iPad shipments dipped 14 percent. The Mac is dropping along with the rest of the PC industry, and the iPod has declined so much it barely merits a mention from the company anymore. But the iPhone, six years after its debut, continues to find room to grow.  Read Original Content

The diversified range of new products being built and provided by Google now make the company accountable for nearly 25 percent of all Internet traffic, up from a mere six percent just three years ago, according to a new study.  Read Original Content

ComScore's MobiLens showed that Apple was the top smartphone manufacturer with 39 percent market share, while Google Android was the number one smartphone operating system with 52 percent platform market share.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry is reported to be working on a bigger and faster flagship smartphone called the A10, and a new series of leaked photos have provided one of the best looks yet at the upcoming device. Twitter user Vũ Thạnh has posted three pictures of the purported BlackBerry smartphone, showcasing its home screen, boot screen, and rear cover.  Read Original Content

According the Podcasts section of the iTunes Store, Apple has just hit a milestone of one billion Podcast subscriptions.  Read Original Content

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