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Mobility News Weekly - Week of April 8, 2012

by Kevin Benedict

April 12, 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.

Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly
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According to the 2012 State of the Mobile Web survey, higher education has reached the tipping point when it comes to mobile web solutions. Only 39 percent of respondents don’t have any mobile solution yet, and 59 percent plan to implement such a solution within a year.  Read Original Content

ComScore’s latest report shows that 49.5 percent of mobile subscribers downloaded apps in the past ninety days. That’s an increase of 4.6 percent over the three-month average from late last year.  Read Original Content

Despite the fact that Nokia ended 2011 on a very low note worldwide, posting a $1.4 billion loss in the fourth quarter, a recent Gulf News report shows that it happens to be the top selling smartphone manufacturer in the Middle East.  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/.

The Reality Checker report on Business Intelligence and Management Information found that 15.2 percent of 56 individual survey respondents were implementing mobile systems in 2012 versus 8.7 percent last year. The figures for cloud development were 6 percent in 2011 and 4.2 percent in 2012.  Read Original Content

In mid-December 2011, 17 percent of American adults reported they had read an e-book the previous year. By February 2012, that share increased to 21 percent.  Read Original Content

The latest Gartner research forecasts 118.9 million tablets will be sold this year, a 98 percent increase from last year’s sales of 60 million units.  Read Original Content

In a move that will drive innovation in mobile solutions for businesses of all sizes, SAP announced plans to acquire Syclo, a leading provider of enterprise mobile applications and technologies.  Read Original Content

One hundred seventy-nine new phones and tablets were announced in February 2012, a 33 percent increase over the previous month, with most featuring high level specs. However, an almost equal amount of lower spec mobile phones were also released.  Read Original Content

Check out these 45 brilliant augmented reality iPhone apps. Read Original Content

Nokia has found a software bug in its Lumia 900 smartphone, its answer to Apple's iPhone.  The company is effectively giving the model away until it is fixed, blunting its bid to turn around its fortunes in the United States.  Read Original Content

Research analytics firm Analysys International said by the end of 2011, Android had 68 percent of the smartphone operating system market, a figure up from 33 percent only three quarters before, representing a clear double in growth amongst the Chinese market.  Read Orig inal Content

Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of Instagram is a clear sign that it is taking the rapid shift to mobile platforms seriously. The social network has one of the most popular apps on the market, but it’s still a little concerned about its mobile strategy.
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BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion, which recently cut prices of some of its smartphone devices, expects the move to boost its sales by about 25 to 30 percent in a competitive Indian handset market.  Read Original Content

According to research firm Lab42, about 19 percent of those that use their smartphones while at a restaurant update their status on Facebook. About 24 percent said they take pictures of their entrees and 18 percent check-in to the restaurant on services such as Foursquare.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics, the world's top technology firm by revenue, posted record quarterly profits of $5.15 billion on booming sales of its Galaxy smartphones and the Note, a mini-tablet and phone.  Read Original Content

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You can follow me on Twitter @krbenedict and read my blog, Enterprise Mobility Strategies.
I have added a feature to my blog site that supports email subscriptions.  You can now receive all blog articles directly via email.  If you are interested, click here.
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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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Join the SAP Enterprise Mobility and Sybase Unwired Platform Groups
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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