Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of April 15, 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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In the face of growing competition from Android tablets and the anticipated arrival of devices built on Microsoft's Windows 8, Gartner expects Apple's share of the rapidly growing market to take only a minimal hit, easing from 66.6 percent in 2011 to 61.4 percent in 2012.  Read Original Content

According to a new report from marketing agency Knotice, more than 27 percent of emails were opened on a mobile device during the second half of 2011.  Read Original Content

Shares of HTC Corp fell as much as 6 percent on Tuesday after a change in its chief financial officer and the imminent launch of a new phone by arch rival Samsung Electronics raised concerns over the Taiwanese firm's recovery.  Read Original Content

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Korean consumer electronics giant, Samsung, is eyeing to capture a 60 percent share of the smartphone market in India in 2012, as against its current share of 44.7 percent, according to Ranjit Yadav, country head (mobile and IT – India).  Read Original Content

Four major telecom operators in Europe, where Nokia’s Lumia phones have been on sale since before Christmas, told Reuters the new smartphones were not good enough to compete with Apple's iPhone or Samsung's Galaxy phones.  Read Original Content

Mobile handset semiconductors grew to more than $30 billion in 2011. The worldwide market generated more than $120 billion in revenue over the last five years and will generate more than $170 billion during the next five years.  Read Original Content

According to the CTIA semi-annual survey, U.S. wireless data traffic grew by 123 percent from 2010 to 2011, from 388 billion megabytes to 866.7 billion MB, according to CTIA-The Wireless Association.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics will unveil the third-generation of its flagship smartphone Galaxy S on May 3 in London, banking on a heavy marketing campaign heading into the summer Olympics in the city. Read Original Content

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has told the U.S. Federal Court that his company assembled a team to contemplate entering the smartphone market, as he wanted to compete with Apple and Android. The team formed in 2009, as Oracle was in the process of acquiring Sun.  Read Original Content

Intel’s first smartphone will be hitting store shelves sooner than expected, featuring the company’s new efforts in making chips for mobile devices. The push to mobile is aimed at giving Intel the chance to transfer its foothold in the PC space to mobile.  Read Original Content

Research in Motion has launched a ‘low-cost’ BlackBerry smartphone in India, as its efforts increase to balance the company’s falling revenue before the next-generation BlackBerry 10 phones arrive later this year.  Read Original Content

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint say they need more radio spectrum, the government-rationed slices of radio waves that carry phone calls and wireless data. They warn that smartphones and tablets may be slower and have spotty connections because of this.  Read Original Content

Nokia has had a stranglehold atop the global phone market for the past 14 years, ever since it overtook Motorola in 1998. However, the tides appear to have finally turned, with South Korea’s Samsung Electronic expected to claim Nokia’s throne.

Boeing is jumping into the smartphone business, developing a new mobile device — but we probably won’t be buying this one at our local wireless store. The company is working on a secure communications device for the U.S. government defense and security market.  Read Original Content

Investment bank Credit Suisse is anticipating that smartphone sales will top one billion in
2014, driven by ever increasing demand from China.  Read Original Content

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