Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of February 20, 2012

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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A new study by Forrester found that business spending on mobile projects is expected to grow by 100 percent by 2015, and spending on mobile apps is predicted to hit $55 billion in 2016.  Read Original Content

According to AT&T, smartphone use has risen to 85 percent of small businesses, up from 80 percent last year. Also, even though the tablet market is not yet two years old, tablet use by small businesses was at 67 percent, up from 57 percent last year.  Read Original Content

In 2016 total global mobile application revenue will reach an estimated $46 billion, according to ABI Research. That figure includes pay-per-download, in-app purchases, subscriptions, and advertising.  Read Original Content

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Juniper's Mobile Threats Report for 2011 shows malware increased in 2011 by 155 percent. 46.7 percent of all threats analyzed by Juniper in 2011 were Android, ahead of 41 percent for Java ME.  Read Original Content

The total number of Macs sold is 122 million. In 2011 alone, if you tally up all the iOS devices including iPods and iPads, 156 million were sold—more than all Macs ever sold. In one year.  Read Original Content

In 2011 demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2 percent more mobile phones were sold in 2011, and sales of smartphones increased by 67 percent.  Read Original Content

During Apple’s second fiscal quarter, Oppenheimer analyst Ittai Kidron sees the company selling 31 million iPhones and 11 million iPads into channels, which would ensure yet another huge quarter for the world’s most valuable company.  Read Original Content

A Nielson survey says, “While overall smartphone penetration stood at 48 percent in January, those in the 24-34 age group showed the greatest proportion of smartphone ownership, with 66 percent saying they had a smartphone.”  Read Original Content

According to Cisco, the United States and France have the highest request for tablets, at 21 percent. In Spain 90 percent of IT managers believe the tablet will be more popular in the next two years.  Read Original Content

According to a study from Kantar Worldpanel the UK smartphone market is growing at a rapid pace, and half of the British population currently (50.3 percent) own a smartphone.  Read Original Content

Panasonic this week gave dealers and journalists a hands on look at its extremely broad 2012 range of products – and in the process laid out its mission statement for smart TVs, and announced its return to the European smartphone market.  Read Original Content

Japanese companies Fujitsu and Panasonic plan to enter the European smartphone market as rivals Apple and Samsung have piled on the pressure in their previously isolated home market.  Read Original Content

Analyst firm Ovum says that consumers' increasing use of IP-based messaging services on their smartphones cost telecom operators $8.7 billion in lost SMS revenues in 2010, and $13.9 billion last year.  Read Original Content

Apple’s share of China's smartphone market slipped for a second straight quarter in the fourth quarter of last year, with its ranking dropping to number five amid competition from local vendors.  Read Original Content

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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.