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Mobility News Weekly – Week of September 9, 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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A recent study by Prosper Mobile Insights found that over 51 percent of smartphone owners confess to reading their emails more frequently on a handheld device rather than a desktop. Some 45 percent of those polled said they had web access on their smartphone.  Read Original Content

A new report from Chitika is pointing to a powerful degree of dominance by Apple in the mobile web space. According to the latest data revealed on Thursday, Apple devices are responsible for more than half of all mobile web traffic in the U.S. and Canada today.  Read Original Content

Of the 45.6 billion mobile applications people will download this year, nearly 90 percent will be freebies, according to new research from Gartner.  Read Original Content

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Microsoft on Tuesday opened its Windows Store to developers around the world, meaning they'll now be able to write and submit their wares to the online application market.  Read Original Content

According to an HeBS Digital Industry Pulse Poll performed last month, hoteliers are more interested in mobile website development than any other aspect of mobile marketing, including mobile app development, mobile banner advertising and other initiatives. Read Original Content

Intel has unveiled a power-sipping design called Haswell that is aimed at making the company's chips more effective in portable computing devices.  Read Original Content


Apple faces a dramatically different U.S. smartphone market for the iPhone 5, than it did when it launched the first iPhone in 2007. Today, roughly half of mobile users currently own a smartphone. Thus, while the iPhone 5 may be a "gigantic success around the world," it may be less than gigantic in the U.S., says Stephen Baker, director of industry analysis for The NPD Group.  Read Original Content

According to Nielsen, young adults between the ages of 25 and 34 make up 74 percent of the smartphone market. Yet, through interviews of some 20,000 mobile users in July, the group found that teenagers between 13 and 17 are becoming smartphone owners at a much quicker rate than young adults.  Read Original Content

Research firm The NPD Group Inc. has said global smartphone shipments will reach 572 million units by the end of this year and surpass 1 billion units shipped by 2016.  Read Original Content

Pew says that among mobile phone owners smartphone penetration is 53 percent. Nielsen says it’s now 55 percent; comScore reports smartphone penetration is just over 49 percent, and Flurry Analytics says 78 percent of U.S. mobile phone owners now carry smartphones.  Read Original Content

A new report from analyst firm Juniper Research forecasts global mobile messaging traffic will reach 28.2 trillion annually by 2017, nearly double the 14.7 trillion messages which will be sent this year, 2012.  Read Original Content

The rapid adoption of smartphones will have some unsavory side-effects, namely hundreds of millions of points of network vulnerability. New analysis from ABI Research finds mobile device and network security will top the list of carrier strategies in 2014.  Read Original Content

AT&T will welcome the LG Escape into its 4G LTE family on September 16. The LG Escape runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will sell for $49.99 with a two-year contract.  Read Original Content

The mobile phone market in Western Europe declined 1.9 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2012 according to IDC, while Samsung maintained its lead over Nokia and Apple as the world's top mobile phone vendor. Read Original Content

The U.S. will dominate the tablet market, the latest Canalys research has claimed. According to Canalys, global annual smartphone shipments will reach 1.2 billion units. Tablet shipments will hit 207 million globally.  Read Original Content

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