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Mobility News Weekly

Week of March 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.

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Samsung’s market share in the Chinese market is three times larger than Apple’s and still growing, Bloomberg reported.  Read Original Content

By 2016, iGR expects approximately 96 percent of U.S. handset sales to be comprised entirely of smartphone sales.  Read Original Content

4G handsets grabbed 35 percent of the smartphone market in the fourth quarter, up from just 6 percent a year earlier, NPD said.  Read Original Content

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Beginning March 1, Facebook began allowing brands that people “like” to send messages and ads to those users’ mobile news feeds. Facebook could generate more than $1.2 billion from mobile ads in the program’s first year, estimates Mobile Squared.  Read Original Content


By 2016, at least 50 percent of enterprise email users will rely primarily on a browser, tablet or mobile client instead of a desktop client, according to Gartner.  Read Original Content

Google's Android Developer Ecosystem Manager Eric Chu is stepping down from his role as head of Android application sales. The move comes just days after Google scrapped its Android Market app storefront in favor of Google Play.  Read Original Content



Google Music on your smartphone or tablet is now known as Google Play Music, the e-book service is Google Play Books, and then there's the newfangled Google Play Movies service.  Read Original Content

iOS has a 29.5 percent share of the U.S. smartphone market, up from 28.1 percent in October 2011, according to figures from comScore.  However, Android increased its share in the same period, from 46.3 percent in October last year to 48.6 percent.  Read Original Content

According to a report published by IDC Japan, the launch of the iPhone 4S dramatically shifted sales numbers, sending first place Sharp into third place during the quarter with 15.7 percent share, and pushing the combined sales of Fujitsu-Toshiba into second place with 18.2 percent share.  Read Original Content

Tablet PCs will be the fourth largest global market for semiconductors by 2014, driven by strong sales of Apple's iPad, market research firm IHS predicts.  Read Original Content

South Korea saw its smartphone industry double in value over the last 12 months to hit $5.4 billion in value, spurred on by country's widespread availability of Internet access and growing demand for LTE-enabled devices.  Read Original Content

The smartphone accessories market will grow to $38 billion in 2017 in revenues from $20 billion in 2012.  Read Original Content


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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and SAP Mentor Volunteer
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