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Mobility News Weekly - Week of May 20, 2012

by Kevin Benedict

May 24, 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.
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The Apple iPhone continues to lead mobile video messaging usage, increasing from 7.4 percent to 23.6 percent since August 2011. However, the use of Samsung devices is quickly gaining ground, increasing from 2.9 percent to 21.9 percent over the same period.  Read Original Content
Worldwide enterprise wireless local area network segment recorded a growth of 27.2 percent in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of 2011, according to a report by the International Data Corporation.  Read Original Content
Google has announced that the acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. has closed, with Google acquiring MMI for $40 per share in cash.  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/.
Chief executive of ARM - Warren East - in an interview with Dow Jones news agency, said he expects companies making ARM-based chips to capture about 10 percent to 20 percent of the notebook PC market by 2014 or 2015.  Read Original Content
Android smartphone sales were up by 61.3 percent in 2011, and it has been estimated that 700,000 new smartphones are activated every day. This benefits Google, whose Android operating system was on 56.1 percent of the smartphones that were sold in 2011.  Read Original Content
Samsung continues to pump out mobile phones like there's no tomorrow, while Nokia's global market share continues to slip. Apple now gobbles up 7.9 percent of the market with its iPhone, and Research In Motion keeps on flailing.  Read Original Content
Samsung Electronics has become the biggest seller of mobile phones, smartphones and LTE phones in the world, according to Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content
Worldwide sales of mobile phones saw a two percent decline from the first quarter of 2011, but the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5 will help drive a stronger second half of the year in Western Europe and North America, according to Gartner.  Read Original Content
Once upon a time, Nokia was the world's leading manufacturer of mobile phones, with a 41 percent share of the market. Following the rise of Apple's iPhone and its own slow reaction to the shift in the consumer device landscape, it has since fallen on challenging times.  Read Original Content
With the Samsung Galaxy S3 set to take the Korean handset manufacturer to new heights of success in the coming weeks, new reports have suggested that 40 percent of Android smartphones sold are currently Samsung branded devices.  Read Original Content
Hybrid processors that include two or more types of core now account for half of the $111 billion processor market, driven by growth in smartphones and tablets, according to new research by IMS Research.  Read Original Content
A new report from leading market research firm Gartner showed a slight decline in quarter-on-quarter worldwide mobile phone sales, but a possible chance for the market to become more bullish in the second half of 2012.  Read Original Content
Galaxy S3, the latest sensation in the smartphone world, stirred the market yet again with news of generating a whopping 9 million pre-orders from more than 100 global carriers, reported the Korea Economic Daily on Friday.  Read Original Content
According to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Android controls 50.1 percent of the smartphone market in the U.K., up from a 44.6 percent reading a year ago.  Read Original Content
More bad news for Microsoft: Gartner research shows that its smartphone sales have tumbled by 27 percent compared to a year ago, and Microsoft now only has 1.9 percent market share. At this rate, it's not clear if Windows Phone will ever gain traction.  Read Original Content

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The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP /
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Enterprise Mobility and MEAPs - The Mobile Cloud Avatar /
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The Evolution of Enterprise Mobility /
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Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities /
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Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences /
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Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas /
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3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM /
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Healthrageous Mobility Case Study /
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Making Sense of Mobile Middleware Strategies /
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The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies /
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The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access /
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Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform /
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Ruggedized and Industrial Mobile Device Articles /
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Consumer Smartphones or Industrial Smartphones? /
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You can follow me on Twitter @krbenedict and read my blog, Enterprise Mobility Strategies. /
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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
Visit MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Join the SAP Enterprise Mobility and Sybase Unwired Platform Groups
Read The Mobility News Weekly
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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