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Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 16, 2014

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 is launching an Android-powered tablet, marking the Finnish company's return to consumer electronics.  The surprise launch pits the firm against Microsoft, which completed its takeover of Nokia's previous mobile-devices business in April.  The N1 tablet is due to go on sale in China towards the start of 2015, ahead of other countries.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry unveiled the latest version of its mobile device management software called BES 12. BlackBerry Enterprise Server allows corporations to remotely manage a fleet of mobile devices and applications while providing encryption, containerization and other features to improve security.  Read Original Content

According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, by 2020, 90 percent of the world's population over six years old will have a mobile phone, and smartphone subscriptions are expected to top 6.1 billion.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here:

Global shipments of ZTE smartphones were up by a notable 42 percent year on year in the third quarter 2014, according to a recent report from global market research organization, Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

A survey by mobility vendor Globo found Apple devices garnering 61 percent of market share in the enterprise, compared to 35 percent for Android, three percent for BlackBerry and a pitiful 0.06 percent for Windows Phone.  Read Original Content

Asus expects to sell 8 million smartphones this year but their target for 2015 is to double this to 16 million.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry is forming a strategic partnership with Samsung in order to provide “a highly secure mobility solution for Android.” The partnership will integrate Samsung’s Knox-powered Galaxy smartphones and tablets with the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 server.  Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the global bring your own device security market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 35.23 percent over the period 2014-2019.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry Limited has announced Brightstar Corp., a wireless distribution, will be a distributor of BES12(TM): a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry.  Read Original Content

Mobile device maker Samsung and enterprise software provider SAP plan to develop industry-specific mobile solutions to run on the Korean manufacturer’s devices and wearables, in an enterprise mobility deal that mirrors the arrangement Apple and IBM struck last summer.  Read Original Content

The global marketing automation software market is expected to grow at a rate with the compound annual growth rate of 8.55 percent from 2014 to 2019, according to  Read Original Content

According to a report published in The Economic Times, Indian smartphone users have given a poor response to the Android One devices.  Read Original Content

Global smartphone shipments grew 9.1 percent to reach 310 million units in the peak-season third quarter, buoyed by the iPhone 6 launch, according to TrendForce.  Read Original Content

Mobility in the enterprise has moved beyond device management to applications and from stand-alone solutions to a full platform approach to mobility, and adoption of custom business apps is exploding, according to the latest quarterly mobility survey from Good Technology.  Read Original Content

Microsoft and Dropbox announced they were partnering to ensure mobile device users had better access and the ability to edit their documents on their device with ease. The partnership ended up offering integration with Dropbox, dedicated iPhone versions, plus editing and saving features without the requirement of an Office 365 subscription.  Read Original Content

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