Thursday, September 08, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of September 5, 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 Motorola Droid Bionic is the first Verizon Wireless smartphone to combine 4G LTE with the power of dual-core 1 GHz processors, 1 GB of RAM and a stunning 4.3-inch qHD display – all in a sleek form factor that makes it the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone from Verizon Wireless.  Read Original Content

Jaguar Financial Corporation, a shareholder of Research In Motion, is asking the BlackBerry maker to consider selling its business, its patent portfolio or both.  Read Original Content

The enterprise wireless LAN market revenues grew to nearly $725 million in the second quarter of 2011, up 43.4 percent compared to the same quarter last year and grew by 21.9 percent from the previous quarter, according to International Data Corporation.  Read Original Content

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Google has issued a survey report about smartphone activities indicating that Android phones command a 32 percent share of Taiwan’s smartphone market, higher than the 25 percent for iOS-powered phones.  Read Original Content

Microsoft has a nearly five percent share in the smartphone market worldwide. According to estimates by Gartner and IDC, Windows Phone 7 will be on nearly 20 percent of all smartphones in the world, by 2015.  Read Original Content

Virtually all smartphones now include a built-in GPS receiver to enable location tracking, but only 55 percent of U.S. smartphone owners have used their phone's GPS to help get local directions or recommendations.  Read Original Content

The Australian mobile advertising market has grown by 38 percent over the last four months, a study by inMobi revealed, with Australians being the most receptive to mobile ads globally.  Read Original Content

DigiTimes reports that Apple will take the top spot among all global smartphone vendors based on projections for calendar year 2011. Apple is expected to have 19 percent of the global smartphone market with shipments of 86.4 million units.  While Apple is booming, Nokia is sliding significantly with shipments predicted to drop by 25 percent for the year.  Read Original Content

According to Kasikorn Research Centre, Thailand’s smartphone market is expected to grow 30 percent in 2011.  Read Original Content

Analyst T. Michael Walkley with Canaccord Genuity revealed in a note to investors that checks with U.S. carriers indicate sales of the iPhone 4 remain on top, ahead of the iPhone 5 debut, despite the fact that the iPhone 4 is more than a year old.  Read Original Content

According to, the number of mobile TV subscribers worldwide will grow at a CAGR of around 43 percent during 2011-2014 to reach about 792.5 million by the end of 2014. Moreover, streaming technology will dominate the global mobile TV subscriber base by the end of 2014.  Read Original Content

Apple's IOS operating system has fallen eight percent in popularity over the last year, while Google's Android OS market share has doubled.  Read Original Content

A joint study by Google and Ipsos indicates that smartphone penetration in the Asia-Pacific region has surpassed that in the United States.  Smartphone penetration in the United States has reached 31 percent, while its market penetration in Singapore has reached 62 percent.  Read Original Content

Nielsen's Mobile Insights survey for May through July showed 40 percent of all smartphones in the U.S. using Android, while 28 percent were iPhones.  RIM made up 19 percent of phones in consumers' hands.  Just last November, RIM held 26.1 percent of the market.  Read Original Content

Analyst Kantar Worldpanel has updated its data for the UK smartphone market, revealing that Android has tightened its grip on our pockets.  When Kantar last reported data back in June, Android had 44.9 percent of the UK smartphone scene – that’s now up to 47.1 percent.  During the same period of 2010, Android had only 22 percent of the UK smartphone market.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mobile Expert Podcast Series: Toa Technologies' Yuval Brisker, Part 1
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SAP TechEd 2011:  Mobile Technologies and the Real Time Enterprise

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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

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.