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Mobility News Weekly

Week of October 7, 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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In a survey conducted by Virgin Media Business, more than a third of CIOs in the UK believe that Apple will eventually gain the upper hand over Samsung in the battle over being the preferred business device. Read Original Content.

Depicting the shifting trend in market, around 32 per cent of smartphone users shop using their mobile handsets, according to a recent report by communication agency Havas Media's mobile marketing network Mobext India. Read Original Content.

Despite the excitement surrounding the new iPhone, the volume of new smartphone shipments is lower than expected. NPD DisplaySearch downgraded its 2012 forecast of new purchases from 220-230 million to 177 million. The volume of replacement phones, however, is expected to increase as new smartphones enter the market. Read Original Content.

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In the last twelve month, sales of over 118 million units across the seven key markets in the region—Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines brought the total worth of the mobile phone sector to more almost USD137 billion, according to the latest results from GfK Asia. Read OriginalContent.

As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows Phone 8 this fall, the latest figures from research firm comScore shows the company's smartphone market share is still miniscule. Microsoft's smartphone platforms held 3.6 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers for the three months ending in August. Read Original Content.


A new study from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project found that 88% of registered voters own a cell phone and are using their mobile devices to follow and discuss election news. Read Original Content.

Between Sept. 21 and Oct. 7, the iPhone 5 accounted for 20 percent of all smartphones activated in North America, according to an iQmetrix survey of almost 7,000 wireless retailers. Read Original Content.

Samsung Electronics has estimated record profits in the three months to September, led by strong sales of its Galaxy smartphones. The South Korean company said it expects operating profits of 8.1 trillion. Read Original Content.

The use of mobile devices to access the Internet is becoming the medium of choice in a good chunk of the planet, with 69% of all Internet users surveyed doing so daily, according to Mobile Web Watch 2012, a study of consumers in Europe, Latin America and South Africa conducted by Accenture. Read Original Content.

According to Juniper Research the expected value of goods purchased with mobile phones and tablets in 2015 is $1.3 trillion, four times the amount today. Read OriginalContent.




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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC (Social, MOBILE, Analytics and Cloud), Cognizant

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated Senior Analyst at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, SAP Mentor Alumnus, speaker, writer, and mobile and digital strategies expert. He is a popular keynote speaker, and in the past three years he has shared his insights into mobile and digital strategies with companies in 17 different countries. He has over 30 years of experience working with enterprise applications, and he is a veteran mobile industry executive. He wrote the Forward to SAP Press' bestselling book on enterprise mobility titled Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP, and he has written over 3,000 articles.

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