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Mobility News Weekly - Week of December 14, 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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IDC expects the Asia-Pacific mobility market to continue experiencing strong growth in 2015 as mobile takes center stage for business growth in both the consumer and enterprise markets, said Ian Song, research manager for Enterprise Mobility, IDC Asia/Pacific.  Read Original Content

Thanks to record sales in emerging markets and the popularity of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, overall smartphones sales to end users grew 20.3 percent to reach 301 million units during the third quarter, market research company Gartner said.  Read Original Content

During the third quarter, Samsung sold 73.2 million smartphones worldwide, giving the company 24.4 percent market share, research firm Gartner reported.  Read Original Content

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Motorola Mobility plans to bring affordable 4G smartphones in 2015 to India, one of its priority markets along with Brazil, which the third world's largest smartphone maker says will be critical for its global charge to become market leader.  Read Original Content

The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges.  Read Original Content

Earlier this year, Apple and IBM announced a partnership to help companies build better mobile apps.  The partnership offered services that ranged from procuring and managing devices to actual application development.  Read Original Content forecasts the worldwide Telehealth industry will grow at a 18.88 percent compound annual growth rate during 2014-2019 and states that the focus on mobile and healthcare IT will drive this growth.  Read Original Content

The market for 4G smartphones in China will almost quadruple from 90 million units this year to 350 million next year, Coolpad Taiwan has forecast.  Read Original Content

Acer Inc expects its smartphone sales in Taiwan to double next year, after growing an estimated more than 60 percent this year, a company executive said.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics plans to combine its two U.S. sales units into one in order to more efficiently address the market. The shakeup is part of a broader reorganization, especially for the company's mobile business.  Read Original Content

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