Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mobility News Weekly – Week of April 22, 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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AT&T and T-Mobile won some praise from PCWorld after the publication released the results of a nationwide test to find the fastest cellular networks. AT&T’s 4G LTE network clocked the fastest averages, though Verizon’s LTE network edged out its rival for upload speeds. Read Original Content

Collabera, a leading end-to-end information technology consulting, services and solutions company, has announced a strategic partnership with Verivo Software, the enterprise mobility company, to scale up its Enterprise Mobility offerings.  Read Original Content

Are Smart Watches the next “must have” device in the mobile market? Connected to our smartphones via Bluetooth, you can read email and text messages by looking at your wrists rather than reaching for your handsets. The same holds true for checking updates on Facebook, tweets from Twitter, and notifications from other social media platforms once the apps have been built. 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 -

HTC has been struggling in the United States to compete with other smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and Apple. The latest report from the vendor’s CEO, Peter Chou, indicates that conditions have started to improve elsewhere, but the U.S. market continues to be problematic.  Read Original Content

The growth momentum of Southeast Asia’s smartphone market continues rapidly with all seven key markets tracked by GfK in the region reporting a total of nearly 7.7 million units worth almost $2.4 billion being snapped up in the first three months of 2012.  Read Original Content

More than a year after Microsoft started shipping Windows Phone 7 devices, U.S. mobile customers are getting rid of Microsoft devices faster than they’re buying new ones.  Read Original Content

Apple’s blowout quarterly iPhone sales in China show that a barrage of bad publicity hasn't dented demand. Now, Apple must find a way to sell more smartphones in the world's biggest mobile market without its fans jumping the paywall.  Read Original Content

A new report from Visiongain indicates the mobile broadband market will reach a value of $111 billion in 2012. With ever increasing growth in smartphone penetration and a host of new devices, the need for mobile broadband is at an all time high and is set to continue in demand and popularity.  Read Original Content

AT&T and Verizon Wireless, facing concerns that Apple and Google have too tight a grip on the market for smartphone software, are cozying up to Microsoft and Nokia.  Read Original Content

LG has launched its second-generation glasses-free 3D smartphone, the Optimus 3D Max in the European market. The 3D smartphone boasts an enhanced chipset and 3D entertainment features in a slimmer and lighter body.  Read Original Content

Mozilla is set to make its debut into the smartphone market later this year in Brazil. The company's Boot to Gecko operating system will be available through the Telefonica Vivo mobile network.  Read Original Content

Chip maker Intel in partnership with Indian handset maker Lava has announced the launch of the Xolo X900 phone. This is the first smartphone in India, powered by Intel's Atom Z2460.  Read Original Content

Canadian mobile handsets maker Research in Motion has launched BlackBerry Curve 9220 for the global markets in India to regain lost market share in the smartphone category.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. has announced a partnership with Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers.  Through the partnership, Infor will integrate its Infor10 EAM application with ClickSoftware to enable its field service organizations. Read Original Content

Struggling cellphone maker Nokia has suffered one of its worst quarterly results ever, blaming tough competition for a huge €929 million ($1.2 billion) net loss as sales plunged, especially in the smartphone market.  Read Original Content

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