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Kevin's Mobility News Weekly - September 30, 2010

by Kevin Benedict

September 30, 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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Apple turns a significantly bigger profit from each smartphone it sells than do handset makers in general, giving the company a huge chunk of the overall market's profits.

news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20017282-37.h...

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AT&T CEO, Randall Stephenson, has stated that around half a million Apple iPad users connect the tablet device to the internet via his company's network.

www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?c...

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A recent study has found that many popular smartphone applications release consumers' personal information to online advertisers without their knowledge.

www.technewsdaily.com/smartphone-apps-sp...

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Media executives gathered this week at a conference in New York sounded a note of caution on Apple Inc.'s 99-cent digital rental service for TV shows amid a division in the industry on whether to participate.

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527487...

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As if to crystallize its momentum in the smartphone market, Apple took the top spot in J.D. Power and Associates' smartphone satisfaction survey--and Nokia came in dead last.

www.fiercewireless.com/story/apple-leads...

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Apple may be gaining share in the U.S. mobile advertising market this year at the expense of Google and Microsoft.

www.businessweek.com/technology/content/...

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Research In Motion announced the BlackBerry-themed PlayBook, its seven-inch entrant into the tablet PC market, during a presentation at its annual DevCon conference.

www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/rim-launches-...

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We have seen massive shifts in the mobile space over the past three years. In the US alone there are now 42.7 million smartphones.

www.huffingtonpost.com/ramon-nuez/smartp...

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An outgoing high ranking executive of Nokia said that usage of Google Android operating system would eventually reduce differentiation between manufacturers and phones.

www.xbitlabs.com/news/mobile/display/201...

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AT&T is now an authorized reseller of Pyxis Mobile, a mobile application platform developer serving the insurance industry.

www.insurancenetworking.com/vwc/insuranc...

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Sony Ericsson won't come to the market with a new Symbian-based smartphone. However, the handset vendor will come to the market with devices based on Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 OS.

news.softpedia.com/news/Sony-Ericsson-Dr...

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In March of last year, business information specialist, Informa predicted that Android would outsell iPhone by 2012. Informa now predicts that Android will pass Nokia, becoming the biggest smartphone platform on earth in 2012.

tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/09/26/analyst-...

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Last week AT&T began selling its first phone that includes a backstop for AT&T's own network over a satellite. That means blanket coverage of the U.S., even in the wilderness or hundreds of miles offshore.

www.onlineathens.com/stories/092610/bus_...

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Apple’s iAd advertisement service is making enormous strides. BusinessWeek.com is reporting that market researched IDC thinks that Apple could end up with 21 percent of all smartphone advertising by the end of the year.

blog.wirelessground.com/apple-smartphone...

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An American in Paris With an iPad and phone - Earlier this month, Walter Mossberg began a ten day working vacation in Paris, and for the first time in many years, decided to go away for a week or more without a laptop.

ptech.allthingsd.com/20100922/an-america...

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

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