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Mobility News Weekly – Week of March 10, 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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Analyst Strategy Analytics is forecasting the worldwide base of mobile subscriptions will rise to 8.9 billion over the next five years — and a massive four out of five of these (80 percent) will be in developing countries.  Read Original Content

Varonis questioned almost 200 companies, 47 percent SMBs and 53 percent enterprise-class, about their BYOD experiences – and found that nearly 75 percent of employees are now allowed personal devices at and for work. Read Original Content

Smartphones are finally overtaking feature phones in worldwide sales, thanks to falling prices on smartphones and 4G networks, market researcher IDC said.  Read Original Content

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Apple’s iPhone made up some ground in the most recent comScore smartphone OEM market share numbers, covering the three-month period ending in January 2013. Apple’s share rose from 34.3 percent curing the previous quarter to 37.8 percent, a point change of 3.5.  Read Original Content

Web video company Ooyala has published a new report via AllThingsD revealing two-thirds of smartphone video viewing is being done on iPhones, despite Apple having only a 19 percent share of the smartphone market.  Read Original Content
BlackBerry shares rose 14 percent on Monday, fuelled by takeover speculation and news that AT&T will start selling the new BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen smartphone in the United States on March 22.  Read Original Content

Strategy Analytics reported Apple controlled about 42.7 percent of the market with shipments of 27.4 million units in the last quarter of 2012.  Read Original Content

HTC is about to introduce a new smartphone called HTC Myst.  Is seems like today’s smartphone users have become so sophisticated nothing can surprise them. However, HTC Myst will have a peculiarity. It is said to be designed especially for real Facebook fans.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry on Thursday officially launched the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in Nigeria. The smartphone features a 1.5 Ghz dual core processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and an expandable memory card slot.  Read Original Content

Over the past month the new Sony Xperia Z has shown remarkable strength in Europe and some Asian markets. In the second half of February, the Xperia Z sold out in Japan and France during its launch. And this wasn’t a small volume sell out — the phone shifted 140,000 units at Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo in one week.  Read Original Content

Taiwan's HTC unveiled a new flagship smartphone in its domestic market Thursday with revamped designs. The much-anticipated HTC One, which carries a 4.7-inch full high-definition screen, HTC One a true Android flagship made its local debut following the gadget's launch in London and New York last month.  Read Original Content

According to Business Insider, Berenberg Bank's Adnaan Ahmad said the high-end of the smartphone market will grow 10-15 percent in the next two years - down from the 50-100 percent growth the market has been seeing.  Read Original Content

Mobile phone sales in India grew by 16 percent to 218 million units last year on the back of rising demand for smartphones, a study by market research group IDC said.  Read Original Content

A year ago, up-and-coming smartphone major ZTE pledged support for Intel's first credible smartphone processor. Now the Chinese vendor has put weight behind that commitment, and promises an expanded range of handsets based on the new Atom Z2580 chip.  Read Original Content

According to the comScore 2013 Mobile Future in Focus report one out of every three minutes online is now spent on devices beyond the PC. That’s no doubt due to the fact that the number of smartphones owned by Americans has surpassed 125 million (more than 50 percent market penetration), while more than 50 million tablets are now in the U.S.  Read Original Content

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