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Mobility News Weekly - Week of November 14, 2011

by Kevin Benedict

November 17, 2011

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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According to NPD Group, 59 percent of all mobile phones sold during the third quarter of 2011 were smartphones, up from 46 percent in the same period last year. Read Original Content

According to research firm Gartner in the third quarter of 2011, Android phones accounted for 52.5 percent of all smartphones sold worldwide, up from 25.3 percent in the same quarter last year.   ;Read Original Content

Worldwide sales of mobile devices totaled 440.5 million units in the third quarter of 2011, up 5.6 percent from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc.  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 -www.clicksoftware.com.

Android tops the charts in mobile malware, largely due to the failure of Google's Android Market to properly review apps before they hit the marketplace, says a new report from Juniper Networks.  Read Original Content

According to ABI Research, total mobile application downloads for both smartphones and feature phones in China will reach 5.5 billion next year.  Read Original Content

iPass Inc. today published its quarterly Mobile Workforce Report, which indicates that iPhone has unseated BlackBerry as the top smartphone among mobile employees with 45 percent of the market share, and overall business smartphone usage has increased to 91 percent.  Read Original Content

The latest forecast from Ovum calls for Android to capture 26 percent of all smartphone shipments to corporations in 2016, up from just 18 percent in 2011. Read Original Content


Facebook has signed a deal with Taiwan-based software and chip designer MediaTek Inc., to let users in emerging markets access Facebook via affordable mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Econz Wireless has launched its mobile time card application, Timecard GPS on Apple App Store and Android Market Place. Timecard GPS allows companies to manage mobile field workers by using a wireless device and documenting daily events and duties with real-time data and GPS tracking information.  Read Original Content

Making malware is easier with Android software because the applications aren't checked, the source code is open and the apps can be sold on external sites, said Dan Hoffman, who leads a team tracking mobile threats for Juniper. Of the thousands of infected Android apps, 55 percent contain spyware, which can gather data from phone use.  Read Original Content

Strategy Analytics indicates that Samsung will overcome Apple in the fourth quarter despite the fact that the iPhone 4S has created a stir in the market. Read Original Content

Amazon.com's Kindle Fire tablet is attracting plenty of early interest from developers, based on a survey of more than 2,000 developers conducted in early November. Appcelerator and analyst firm IDC found that the Kindle Fire had topped the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet as the most popular Android tablet in North America.  Read Original Content

Research In Motion India has said it sees huge opportunities in mobile applications development in India. “BlackBerry App World currently has 26,000-odd registered developers from India, against 5,000 two years ago, with the applications numbering over 40,000," Annie Matthew told PTI. Read Original Content

The Nokia GEM concept phone can change its appearance depending on the function you select.  It becomes a camera when you want to take pictures, a map when you are lost and a game controller when you want to play.  Read Original Content


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You can follow me on Twitter @krbenedict and read my blog, Enterprise Mobility Strategies.
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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Volunteer
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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.

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