Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of August 8, 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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According to the statistics of, although Nokia keeps the leading position in the Chinese smartphone market with a market share of 20 percent to 30 percent, the iPhone and Google's Android system have been threatening Nokia's leading position.  Read Original Content

According to Comscore, RIM’s market share has almost halved after declining from 40 percent in June last year to 23 percent in June this year. However, its stock has slumped even more and declined from a peak of $70 in February this year to less than $24 as of today.  Read Original Content

A study conducted by research firm IDC shows that the global mobile market has grown by 65.4 percent year-on-year, with manufacturers shipping 106.5 million units during the second quarter of 2011 as compared with 64.4 million units during the corresponding period of last year.  Read Original Content

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Android continues to go from strength-to-strength, with the latest sales figures showing that almost 50 percent of new smartphones sold in the UK run Google's mobile operating system.  Read Original Content

Microsoft's U.S. smartphone market share has dropped about 22 percent in the last few months, according to a new survey by market researcher comScore. The decline, from 7.5 percent in the last period to 5.8 percent now, could be bad news for the company's new Windows Phone 7 platform.  Read Original Content

Apple is now the world's largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, according to new IDC statistics. The iPhone accounted for 19.1 percent -- or 20.3 million -- of the 106.5 million devices shipped around the world during the second quarter.  Read Original Content

The global smartphone market was 107.7 million units in the second quarter 2011, an increase of 73 percent compared with 10 million units in the second quarter 2010, according to market research firm Canalys Ltd.  Read Original Content

The new craze sweeping the teenage nation is “Generation Smartphone”:  a world in which 60 percent of 13 to 19-year-olds admit to being “highly addicted” to their iPhones or BlackBerrys.  Read Original Content

The FBI has joined the booming mobile phone app market with the launch of a tool to help parents find missing kids. Parents using the app "can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot" or email the key information to the authorities using a special tab on the app in the event their child goes missing.  Read Original Content

If you use an Android smartphone, you are now 2.5 times more likely to encounter malware than you were six months ago.  This isn't just about apps. This year, 30 percent of Android users are likely to encounter a Web-based threat such as phishing scams, "drive by downloads" and browser exploits.  Read Original Content

Nokia unveiled plans to install a voice-to-text feature on its upcoming Windows phones, as the company looks to brighten its fortunes by catching up in the smartphone market.  Read Original Content

Thirty percent of smartphone users say they regularly take part in personal phone calls during working hours, compared with 23 percent of regular mobile phone users.  However, they are also more likely to take work calls while on holiday or annual leave.  Read Original Content

A new IDC-Appcelerator study has shown that Apple and Google are accelerating their lead in mobile with mobile app engagement, loyalty, and cloud connectivity through their new Google+ and iCloud offerings.  Read Original Content

In-Stat forecasts that the mobile applications market revenue will cross $29 billion by 2015.  Read Original Content

Ovum has predicted that revenues generated by mobile applications developed for feature phones are expected to reach $1 billion by 2016.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Video Comments: Mobile Technologies and the Real Time Enterprise
Syclo Conversation About Trends
The Enterprise Mobility Exchange in Las Vegas - November 2 and 3
Tracking and Monitoring Shipments on Aircraft - M2M Devices
HTML5, Enterprise Mobility and Visual Effects
Death by Mobile App
Consumer Smartphones or Industrial Smartphones?

Upcoming Events

Build vs Buy: Mobile App Development - August 24, 2011 1:00 PM EDT
Field Mobility 2011 - October 25 - 27, 2011
Enterprise Mobility Exchange - November 2 - 3, 2011

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

Ruggedized and Industrial Mobile Device Articles

Consumer Smartphones or Industrial Smartphones?

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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.