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Mobility News Weekly

Week of June 17, 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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Microsoft has unveiled Surface - its own-brand family of tablets. The touchscreen computers will be powered by its upcoming Windows 8 system and contain a choice of an Intel or ARM-based processor.  Read Original Content

Imagination Technologies, the British company behind the graphics for the iPad and iPhone, has posted a 53 percent rise in full-year profits.  Read Original Content

Apple’s iPad will grow its share of the booming tablet market over its Android-based rivals this year, thanks in large part to new features introduced with the iPad 3 and the company’s decision to reduce the prices further on the iPad 2, according to market research firm IDC.  Read Original Content

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It is estimated that around 9.1 Million Canadians have migrated from feature phones to smartphones by the end of 2011, according to TechSci Research.  Read Original Content


Devices from Samsung and Apple captured 50 percent of the global smartphone market in the first quarter - and 90 percent of its profits, according to data from ABI Research.  Read Original Content

By 2017, smartphone accessories will grow to $38 billion in revenues, while feature phone accessory revenues will decline to $12 billion, according to ABI Research.  Read Original Content

Contract electronics maker Celestica Inc. will stop making products for its biggest customer, Research In Motion Ltd., by the end of the year as the BlackBerry maker seeks to cut costs by shrinking its global supply base.  Read Original Content


Reviewers and tech pundits have been comparing the Galaxy S3 with all other available top-end phones in the market. Interestingly, Galaxy S3 has won hands down against other high-end phones in terms of specs and features. Many critics have even ranked Galaxy S3 above Apple's iPhone 4S.  Read Original Content

Nokia will sack a tenth of its workforce, shut down factories in Finland and close research laboratories in Germany and Canada as the once-dominant mobile phone maker struggles to keep up with the smartphone market.  Read Original Content

It is estimated that the penetration of smartphones in Africa is 10 percent, the lowest in the world comparable to other continents but penetration is expected to increase drastically in the medium term, said Li Dafeng, the president of Huawei in the eastern and southern Africa region.  Read Original Content

Apple and Google have brought mobile giants Nokia and RIM to their knees in capturing more than 80 percent of the world's smartphone market. Now they are going after the rest. Apple is marching into new markets—most recently U.S. prepaid mobile phones—to continue the growth of its iPhone and iPad devices and iOS software.  Read Original Content

A report from IMS Research expects that Apple, Google, and Microsoft, already tussling over city views, will next set their sights on indoor spaces like airports and shopping malls. By 2016, IMS expects nearly 120,000 indoor venue maps to be available to consumers.  Read Original Content

Apple’s new GPS app, Maps, not only brings a full package of the world maps right down to the street details but the application, on the beseeching requests of users, also brings turn-by-turn navigation alongside.   Read Original Content

According to a recent report by Kantar Worldpanel, Google’s Android OS has become even more popular in the UK and now accounts for a 52.5 percent share of the UK smartphone market and has increased from 48.3 percent for the same period the previous year.  Read Original Content

AT&T said during an analyst event held at its network operations center in Bedminster, N.J., this week that the number of its business customer who have adopted tablet PCs surged almost 200 percent between the first quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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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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