Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mobility News Weekly - Week of September 26, 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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Gartner expects Apple to sell a whopping 148.7 million iPads in 2015.  Android-based tablet sales, in comparison, will hit 116.4 million, Gartner says.  All told, 326 million tablets are expected to be sold in 2015.  Read Original Content

With speculation around the iPhone 5 already in hyper-mode, Apple has fueled the fire by sending out email invitations to an October 4 event on its Cupertino campus.  In Apple's typical wink-and-a-nod fashion, the invite features four iOS icons revealing the location, date and time of the event. The headline simply read "Let's talk iPhone."  Read Original Content

The new Amazon tablet doesn't have anyone at Apple scared, and it shouldn't.  It's Barnes & Noble, Samsung, and Acer who should be quaking in their boots.  That's because Amazon's tablet aims to be to the 7-inch tablet market what the iPad is to the 10-inch 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 -

In July, Nielsen placed the market share of Google's Android OS in the U.S. at 38 percent.  Three months later, for the period ending in August, Nielsen finds that Android has risen to 43 percent of all active U.S. smartphones, a gain of five points.  Read Original Content

The recent InMobi consumer smartphone survey finds that 41 percent of current mobile users in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada plan to buy an iPhone 5—potentially making it the most successful launch from Apple to date.  Read Original Content

The Army is using iPhones, Androids and BlackBerrys in mock wartime situations in New Mexico and Texas.  Such devices are coming in handy in simulated security raids and checkpoint stops to take pictures of Arabic writing and gather biometric data, such as fingerprints and iris scans.  Read Original Content

According to a recent Nielsen survey, 43 percent of all smartphone owners have an Android device.  Read Original Content

T-Mobile, the fourth-largest carrier in the U.S., will not carry the iPhone 5.  Read Original Content

More smartphone customers choose AT&T and now a study from market research leader Nielsen shows that across the nation AT&T smartphone owners are more satisfied with their handsets than similar subscribers of other major wireless carriers.  Read Original Content

Android is on top now in terms of ad impressions and app numbers, despite Apple being the top manufacturer and the iPhone leading sales, states Millennial Media's newest report.  Read Original Content

According to Samsung, the company's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S II, has hit the 10 million sales mark a mere five months after launch.  This makes the Galaxy S II the fastest selling phone ever for the Korean company.  Read Original Content

The flight bag jammed with maps, performance logs, and operations manuals is a thing of the past for a growing number of flight crews.  Now, they carry tablet computers that can explain how to repair a part, show what route to fly and provide a little stress relief with a game of “Angry Birds.”  Read Original Content

Although iPhone and Android smartphone owners share similar security concerns, 30 percent of Android smartphone owners have installed security products on their phones, compared to just 6 percent of iPhone owners.  Read Original Content

Google went live with its hotly anticipated Wallet application this week, though it will hardly hit the mass market yet – it runs only in the U.S., on the Sprint network, and on its own handset, the Nexus S.  Read Original Content

Smartphones are getting kind of popular nowadays, in case you hadn't noticed.  The latest figures from IDC show a 79.7 percent expansion of the global smartphone market between this time last year and today, which has resulted in 99.6 million such devices being shipped in the first quarter of 2011.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mobile Expert Podcast Series: ClickSoftware's Gil Bouhnick, Part 1
The HMTL5 Standard - Where Do Things Stand?
Enterprise Mobility in Asia - Tokyo and Singapore
HTML5’s Future – Comments and Predictions!
Mobile Expert Podcast Series: PSION's CEO John Conoley, Part 1

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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.