Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of August 15, 2011

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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The global mobile satellite television market is projected to reach $11 billion by 2015, driven by the growing consumer demand for video content on an anytime, anywhere basis.  Read Original Content

Twenty-nine percent of mobile phone owners today believe their handset will be the primary device for their entertainment needs in the future, per a new report by Experian Simmons.  Read Original Content

Google is buying cell phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion in cash. It is by far Google's biggest acquisition and a sign the online search leader is serious about expanding beyond its core Internet business and setting the agenda in the fast-growing mobile market.  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 -

Nokia plans to offer handsets at prices below even the cheapest Android phones, as the company reveals more of its game plan to regain market share and relevancy in the smartphone market.  Read Original Content

Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility puts it in the enviable position of — like Apple, RIM and Hewlett-Packard — controlling both the software and hardware components of its chosen mobile ecosystem.  Read Original Content

The cloud-based enterprise mobility management and security market in Western Europe is set to reach $763 million in 2015, according to a new study by International Data Corporation.  Read Original Content

Here's something we don't see everyday, Nokia selling the most phones, beating Samsung, Apple and LG.  According to a report by Gartner, Nokia sold almost 98 million phones in the second quarter of 2011.  Read Original Content

Apple has shipped 28.7 million iPads since April of 2010 and 9.25 million iPads in the last quarter alone.  Read Original Content

Security researchers recently uncovered yet another strain of malicious software aimed at smartphones that run Google's popular Android operating system.  The application not only logs details about incoming and outgoing phone calls, it also records those calls.  Read Original Content

A team of Trinity College faculty and students has developed a mobile application for Android phones that will be used by a nonprofit organization to monitor and distribute food to needy women and children in Haiti.  Read Original Content

Google and Apple are the obvious winners in the smartphone market during the June quarter of 2011, according to market research firm Gartner. The company released new data this week showing that Apple was the only device manufacturer of the top four to show market share gains, and only Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS gained share in the battle for operating system share.  Read Original Content

According to market research firm Comscore 14 million people in June in the U.S. alone or about 6.2 percent of all smartphone users used QR codes.  Read Original Content

Apple's iOS and Google’s Android have more than doubled their collective smartphone market share in the last year, and now represent nearly two-thirds of all devices sold, according to Gartner.  Read Original Content

According to Gartner, Microsoft shifted fewer units than Bada and Research in Motion. Bada is Samsung’s own operating system.  The results mean Microsoft is placed sixth behind Android, Symbian, iOS and others.  Android took top place with 43 percent market share followed by Symbian with 22 percent and iOS with 18.2 percent.  Read Original Content

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Upcoming Events

Build vs. Buy:  Mobile App Development - August 24, 2011
Field Mobility 2011 - October 25 - 27, 2011
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Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
Networked Field Services

Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
Healthrageous Mobility Case Study
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.