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Mobility News Weekly – Week of December 29, 2013

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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It was only a matter of time before smartphones started hurting every camera maker in the industry, and according to a new report from Reuters, only the three big ones will survive: “Only those who have a strong brand and are competitive on price will last — and only Canon, Nikon and Sony fulfill that criteria.”  Read Original Content

Ben Liu, a father who has also worked as a teacher for 20 years, has just launched a fundraiser on Indiegogo to try to raise money to market his innovative and educational West Journey Spell Force voice language game. The game, which Liu says is the first voice language game released on the mobile application market, helps children practice their speech and learn language.  Read Original Content

GainClients, Inc. adds a mobile home search application, Property Seeker, to its web and text lead generation and marketing platform. The Property Seeker app provides buyers instant access to all of the homes for sale in each available market. Consumers can save favorite homes and searches; share homes via social media and connect with local Real Estate, Lender and Title Professionals.  Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

Christmas application downloads were up by 91 percent compared to an average day in the first three weeks of December, according to a new report from Flurry Analytics.  Read Original Content

According to a new market research report, World Mobile phone & Smartphone Market, published by MarketsandMarkets, the total global mobile handset market is expected to reach $341.4 billion by 2015 while smartphone sales will account for 75.8 percent of the overall mobile handset revenue at $258.9 billion in the same year.  Read Original Content
Global Application Server market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21.95 percent over the period 2013-2018, according to TechNavio. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growing adoption of the Internet of things. Read Original Content

According to the results of a recently released online poll, almost half of Canadian smartphone owners said they keep their device with them pretty much 24/7.  About 42 percent of the respondents in the survey, conducted by Harris-Decima for Rogers, said they keep their phone within reach for 90 to 100 percent of the day.  Read Original Content

Android operating system continued to broaden its smartphone market power, with the mobile platform now cornering a stupendous 81 percent market share in fiscal Q3, as shown in a data purchased by research analyst firm IDC.  Read Original Content

Apple's iPhone 5 has become the most commonly used smartphone in the UAE replacing Samsung S3, according to a new report released by the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.  Read Original Content

Samsung was ranked the best enterprise smartphone solutions provider in the world. Market research company ABI Research released the results its Enterprise Smartphone vendor matrix and determined out of nine smartphone vendors evaluated in 18 categories, Samsung’s handsets and services are the best available for enterprise use.  Read Original Content

U.S. smartphone penetration jumped from 56 percent on January 1, 2013 to 65 percent of subscribers by the end of October 2013, according to research firm Nielsen. Android and iOS devices ruled the year with 52 percent and 41 percent market share, respectively.  Read Original Content

Berg Insight estimates the total value of the global mobile marketing and advertising market was €6.9 billion in 2012, having experienced strong growth in the fluctuating financial climate in recent years.  Read Original Content

According to a report from The Information, Hewlett Packard aims to introduce six-inch and seven-inch smartphones for consumers in emerging markets including China, India, and the Philippines. The mobile devices will be sold at around $200 to $250 without carrier contract.  Read Original Content

Lenovo’s entry into the smartphone and tablet market has paid off.  The firm has revealed its best-ever Q2 results, including a rise in sales of mobile devices.  Lenovo achieved growth of 78 percent year-on-year for smartphones, while its tablet sales grew by 4.2 times.  Read Original Content

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Strategic Analysis of European Rail eTicketing Market. The study provides the technology requirements for mobility integration and future prospects along with the benefits of integrating mobility with the help of eTicketing in rail transportation. Read Original Content

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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.

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