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Mobility News Weekly - Week of November 7, 2011

by Kevin Benedict

November 10, 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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Swedish telecom giant Ericsson believes that mobile data traffic will increase ten-fold by 2016.  Read Original Content
American Express Co., the biggest credit-card issuer by purchases, plans to invest $100 million in technology companies as it develops its digital-payments system, Serve. Read Original Content
According to a newly released Nielsen report on the U.S. smartphone market, Apple is still the top manufacturer with a 28 percent share.  As far as operating systems are concerned, Android is the leader with 43 percent of the smartphone market in third quarter 2011.  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
ComScore's September MobiLens survey of over 30,000 mobile phone users found that Android was being used on close to 45 percent of the 87.4 million smartphones in the United States, up from 40.2 percent in June.  Read Original Content
SAP and Sybase, Inc., an SAP company, has unveiled the next wave of mobile apps designed for a wide range of industries and mobile worke rs, from executives to knowledge and task workers.  Read Original Content
Apple has only four percent of the total phone market, but captures 52 percent of its profits according to Canaccord Genuity analysts T. Michael Walkley and Matthew Ramsay.  Read Original Content
Samsung has become the new leader in the worldwide smartphone market, with total smartphone shipments surpassing 20 million units for the first time ever in the company’s history.  Read Original Content
According to research company comScore, Microsoft's smartphone platforms -- primarily Windows Phone but also older Windows Mobile -- had 5.6 percent of smartphone subscribers, down from 5.8 percent for the three months ended in June.  Read Original Content
Worldwide smart phone sales surged 42.6 percent in the third quarter compared with the same quarter last year, with 118.1 million devices shipped from manufacturers. International Data Corp., an industry research firm, said that while the industry grew at a healthy clip, third-quarter shipments missed IDC’s forecast of a 49.1 percent growth rate.  Read Original Content
Smartphones are the fastest-growing handset category across Latin America, with smartphone sales equaling 31 million smartphone units sold and $6 billion in revenue, according to a new report from Pyramid Research.  Read Original Content
Glu Mobile estimates the global smartphone gaming market will be worth $2 billion in 2012.  Read Original Content
Research In Motion remains mired in fifth place among global smartphone sellers as the BlackBerry maker lost a five percent market share in the third quarter due to its older product lineup, research firm IDC said Thursday.  Read Original Content
China is now the world's second largest mobile application market after charting a huge increase in app store usage this year, according to new data published by Flurrry.  Read Original Content
According to reports, Nokia has suffered a loss of over $85 billion since 2007 when Apple launched its first iPhone. Read Original Content
Yahoo Inc. unveiled a long-awaited application for reading news on mobile devices.  This is the latest move by the Internet pioneer to stay relevant amid challenges that have led the company to shop itself.  Read Original Content

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Whitepapers of Note
The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
The Evolution of Enterprise Mobility
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
Networked Field Services
Recorded Webinars of Note
3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
Healthrageous Mobility Case Study
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform
Ruggedized and Industrial Mobile Device Articles
Consumer Smartphones or Industrial Smartphones?
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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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