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Kevin's Mobility News Weekly - October 14, 2010

by Kevin Benedict

October 14, 2010

Kevin's 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 numbers and trends.

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In a move that highlights the importance of customer relationship management on the go, SAP 's Sybase has introduced an application that makes the BlackBerry a mobile CRM tool.

www.cio-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=0...

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Consumers may be sheepish but not when it comes to buying new cell phones. The number of the devices in the U.S. up five percent to 292.8 million cell phones in June 2010 compared to the same month last year.

mobile.washingtonpost.com/rss.jsp?rssid=...

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Apple plans to begin mass producing a new iPhone by the end of 2010 that would allow Verizon Wireless to sell the smartphone early next year.

scitech.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page...

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Sony has announced the world's first 16.41 megapixel CMOS sensor for mobile phones putting today's 12 megapixel units to shame.

i.engadget.com/2010/10/07/sony-kicks-out...

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T-Mobile has unveiled the T-Mobile G2 with Google smartphone. The Google Android handset, which is made by HTC, is the first T-Mobile smartphone to tap into HSPA+.

www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/edwardba...

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The Sybase Mobility Platform is a comprehensive set of new and industry proven solutions to help companies go mobile. It includes both Sybase Unwired Platform and SQL Anywhere, two technologies for building powerful mobile applications.

iablog.sybase.com/mobiledatabase/2010/09...

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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 - www.clicksoftware.com.

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife Cherie Blair are teaming up to get more women connected with mobile phones. The pair is behind a plan that aims to provide 150 million women in developing countries with handsets to empower them socio-economically.

www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/174129...+

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A recent IBM survey of 2,000 tech pros in 87 nations revealed a high expectation that development of business apps for devices such as the iPhone, Google Android phones and tablets such as the iPad and new BlackBerry PlayBook will surpass all other forms of businesssoftware development by 2015.

www.usatoday.com/money/industries/techno...

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In the new global dynamic, in which Adobe and Microsoft ponder a merger which would never have made it past competition regulators even five years ago, Apple is the new force.

blogs.computerworld.com/17133/apples_gro...

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Monday formally introduced Windows Phone 7 to the world, and for the first time provided details on specific models powered by the OS.

www.informationweek.com/news/infrastruct...

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Motorola Inc.’s Solutions business unit has added two new tracks to its PartnerEmpower channel program, one aimed at partners delivering solutions in mobile computing and another for two way radio, bar code scanning and radio frequency identification technologies.

www.itchannelplanet.com/channel/article....

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Apple iPhones and iPads are beating their Android rivals hands down when it comes to enterprise adoption, according to a recent report from mobility multi-platform provider Good Technology.

www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2271316/enterprise-...

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Automated workforce management and optimisation solutions provider ClickSoftware Technologies has announced integration between Facebook and its ClickContact self service customer portal.

www.tradingmarkets.com/news/stock-alert/...

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Shoppers who visit a Wal-Mart store as of Friday can, in addition to discount clothes, toys, and guns, pick up an Apple iPad.

www.informationweek.com/news/storage/por...

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Estimated mobile data bandwidth usage has grown 68 percent during the first half of 2010. Video streaming applications make up the vast majority of global mobile bandwidth usage at 35 percent of total demand for bandwidth.

www.zacks.com/stock/news/41358/Allot+Ide...

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Psion, a global provider of mobile computing solutions, and Vocollect, Inc., the world leader in voice-centric solutions for mobile workers, has announced that KPSS, Inc. has successfully deployed Psion’s Mobile Integration Suite, including Vocollect Voice.

www.financialpost.com/markets/news/KPSS+...

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McAffee has released its Enterprise Mobility Management 9.0 The EMM platform delivers an enhanced enterprise mobility solution, deepens support for iPhone and other iOS devices, deepens Android support and provides greater control for administrators.

www.marketwatch.com/story/mcafee-inc-rel...

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Archived editions of Kevin's Mobility News Weekly are available here.

You can follow me on Twitter @krbenedict and read my blog, Enterprise Mobility Strategies for SAP and Others.

Also available are Kevin’s M2M News Weekly and Kevin’s Mobile Retailing News Weekly.

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