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Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 25, 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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Within the last three months, iPhone 5 sales boosted Apple to the number one spot in the U.S. market, with handsets running on Apple’s iOS operating system accounting for 48.1 percent of smartphone sales in the country, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.  Read Original Content

The Nokia Lumia 920 is starting to make some rumbles in the smartphone market, selling out on Amazon.com and seeing some wait times on AT&T for some versions. Read Original Content

According to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Android has claimed a dominant lead in the Australian smartphone market with a market share of 62.2 percent, with the platform pulling ahead of Apple.  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.

According to new Market Data from ABI Research, by the end of this year revenues accumulated by the global mobile application market will pass the $30 billion milestone with that figure including money made from pay-per-downloads, in-app purchases, subscriptions and in-app advertisements. Read Original Content

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, finds that the Latin American mobile broadband market earned revenues of $6.74 billion in 2011 and estimates this to reach $34.41 billion in 2017, driven by increasing demand for mobility, penetration of smart devices, and convergent services and bundles.  Read Original Content


According to research firm comScore, Google Android and Apple iOS account for respective 53 percent and 34 percent shares of the smartphone subscriber market.  Read Original Content

According to IDC, the third quarter report has Sony standing in third position while last year for the same quarter Sony had the sixth position. Read Original Content

According to Gartner, Samsung sold the most smartphones during the third quarter, spearheaded by the Galaxy S3, which recently surpassed the 30 million units sold milestone. The company sold an accumulative of 55 million smartphone units, while Apple sold 23.6 million iPhones.  Read Original Content

While addressing an audience in Washington, the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office expressed concern over rising instances of patent wars in the smartphone industry. Patents are being progressively used as a point of contest in legal battles being fought between major smartphone companies worldwide.  Read Original Content

Motorola Mobility India has shut down its India specific product website. This is a part of Motorola’s global downsizing process.  Read Original Content

A “live-to-work” ethos is driving faster BYOD adoption in high-growth markets, when compared with mature markets, says analyst Ovum. Across 17 markets studied, 57.1 percent of full-time employees engage in some form of BYOD. Read Original Content

Nokia won a Swedish patent arbitration ruling against Research In Motion and is seeking to block the sale of BlackBerry devices with Wi-Fi until the companies can agree to new patent licensing terms.  Read Original Content

Apple’s Eddy Cue, who took charge of map software last month, is racing to turn around the troubled service, firing a senior manager and urging partners to improve data amid an escalating rivalry with Google.  Read Original Content

Apple iPhones and Android smartphones will replace BlackBerry as the top smartphones used by workers around the world in 2012, IDC said in an updated forecast.  Read Original Content

According to court documents filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Apple has asked for permission to add six additional Samsung products to its patent-infringement lawsuit. 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.