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Mobility News Weekly

Week of November 11, 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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Apple and Taiwanese phonemaker HTC have settled all their outstanding disputes over patents, ending a fight that began in March 2010.  The two firms also signed a 10-year license agreement that will extend to current and future patents held by one another.  Read Original Content

Nokia accounted for 7.2 million, or 4.3 percent, of the 169.2 million smartphones sold worldwide in the latest quarter, taking the company down from third place in the prior three-month period, research firm Gartner Inc. said.  Read Original Content

The HTC Droid DNA smartphone sports a large 5-inch Super LCD 3-HD display that is sharper in resolution than the iPhone 5’s screen. The Droid DNA runs on a 1.5Ghz Snapdragon single-core processor, LTE capability, wireless charging, and 8-megapixel rear-facing and front-facing cameras.  Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

Worldwide mobile phone sales are at 428 million units out of which 39.6 percent were smartphones, representing a 46.9 percent increase from the same period of last year, according to a new report from Gartner.  Read Original Content

Verizon Wireless is teaming with Amazon to introduce a preloaded Android home screen application offering subscribers direct access to the online retailer's complete catalog of digital and physical products, including its Amazon Appstore for Android.  Read Original Content


In the coming weeks Nokia will release a maps app called Here in Apple’s App Store. It will be a free download for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners. Nokia will also release a toolkit for programmers to make Nokia-powered mapping apps for Android phones.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry 10 is finally making its debut in January after a lengthy delay, but it may be too little, too late for troubled Research in Motion Ltd.  Read Original Content

Frost & Sullivan indicates the Australian market has grown 29 percent this year outperforming online general advertising - online banner, sponsorships, integrated site content, advertorials, EDM, online directories and online classifieds advertising.  Read Original Content

According to the reports of Strategy Analytics, Samsung has sold 18 million units of Galaxy S3 for the last quarter whereas Apple has sold 16.2 million iPhone 4S and 6 million iPhone 5 in the same quarter.  Read Original Content

Sony's aggressive product launches and marketing campaign seems to have paid off as its sales jumped 44 percent compared to last year making it the third largest smartphone vendor in the world. Sony has shipped 8.8 million handsets in the last three months.  Read Original Content

Asian smartphone vendors dominated the global share of smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2012, as Japan's Sony and Taiwan's HTC take third and fourth place, ahead of RIM and Nokia, according to a new report from Canalys.  Read Original Content



Phones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 make their retail debuts Friday, with AT&T and Verizon offering models running the new system to their users. On Verizon, the phones of the day are the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and the Nokia Lumia 822, which are both up for pre-order on the company’s site.   Read Original Content

Sprint Nextel will launch LTE smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 next year. Sprint joins fellow operators AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA in showing support for Microsoft's operating system.  Read Original Content

The U.S. mobile data market grew 3 percent Q/Q and 17 percent Y/Y to reach $19.9 billion in Q3 2012. Data is now almost 43 percent of the U.S. mobile industry service revenues. For the year 2012, the market is on track for mobile data revenues in the U.S. market to reach an estimated $80 billion, according to Chetan Sharma.  Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.