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Mobility News Weekly – Week of December 1, 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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TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Application Store market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32.83 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing penetration of broadband.  Read Original Content

FICO has released the results of an international survey of businesses and consumers showing UK consumers ranked fourth lowest of 14 countries surveyed in terms of mobile sophistication, with only 17 percent considered “Mobile Natives” – those who interact with businesses via mobile devices every day.  Read Original Content

Orange’s annual Exposure report has revealed some initial findings on 4G usage.  Penetration is now around seven percent in the UK, four percent in France and three percent in Spain. Mobile data usage is currently growing most quickly in the UK, standing equal with Spain at 59 percent, while French mobiStockholm Swedenle data usage is lagging behind at 41 percent.  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.

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has issued a letter to its enterprise customers officially declaring the company is no longer up for sale, as figures were released showing the company has gained ground in the Australian market. Read Original Content

In 2012 the mobile phone shipment worldwide approximated 1.606 billion, a meager rise of 1.9 percent compared to 2011. Against the backdrop of sluggish emerging economies as well as the tenuous economic growth in Europe in 2013, the global mobile phone market is not optimistic, with the expected shipment slightly surging by 2.0 percent to 1.638 billion sets.  Read Original Content
BlackBerry announced enhancements to its award-winning multi-OS enterprise mobility management solution with the release of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.2. BES10 customers including Morgan Stanley, Boeing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Secusmart are currently participating in the BES10 version 10.2 Early Adopter and Beta programs, and are running the new version in a test environment.  Read Original Content

Research by GfK early this year shows that sales of smartphones in Nigeria doubled in 2012, as it was calculated that Nigerians spent an average of N92 billion buying 1.82 million smartphones last year, yet the market is thirsty of affordable smartphones.  Read Original Content

SAIFE and Kyocera have certified operation of SAIFE's Secure Framework for the Enterprise on the Kyocera Torque, a ruggedized "commercial off-the-shelf" 4G LTE Android smartphone, bringing best-in-class mobile technology and defense-grade security to deliver enterprise agility to first responders, law enforcement, and government employees.  Read Original Content

While Windows Phone might not be the most popular smartphone platform at the moment, they are gaining some traction, especially in Europe where it has been confirmed that Windows Phone’s market share has managed to take 10 percent of the market share in the top five European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom).  Read Original Content

The latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker released by the International Data Corporation predicts the shipments of smartphones will exceed one billion handset units in 2013, an increase of 39.3 percent over 2012, and are projected to reach 1.7 billion units in 2017.  Read Original Content

Russian modem developer Yota Devices has launched its first smartphone, hoping its novel double-sided screen will allow it to break into foreign markets although analysts doubt it will gain a sizeable share from established rivals.  Read Original Content

Flexible smartphones will dominate 40 percent of the smartphone market by 2018, LG predicts, billing the LG G Flex with its curved six-inch AMOLED display as the first of a new breed of handsets.  Read Original Content

PublicEngines™, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions that facilitate crime analysis, supply actionable intelligence, and increase community engagement for law enforcement and governments, announced its popular CrimeReports Mobile™ smartphone application is now available on Android devices. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the total Bring Your Own Device and Enterprise Mobility market is expected to reach $181.39 billion by 2017 with a compound annual growth rate of 15.17 percent.  Read Original Content

According to Mittersain, founder and CEO of Nazara Group, the global mobile gaming market is set to cross $40 billion in size by 2016, and nearly one billion people play games on their mobile phones today. In addition, tablet gaming is also expected to grow by 400 percent over the next three years.  Read Original Content

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