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Mobility News Weekly – Week of February 24, 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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According to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data, approximately 49.4 percent of smartphones sold in the three-month period ending January 2013 ran Android up 6.4 percent compared to the same period last year.  Read Original Content

Intel says its latest processor for mainstream smartphones, dubbed Clover Trail+, delivers up to double the computing performance and three times the graphics horsepower of its first smartphone chip, which was used last year in devices sold in Europe, Africa, China and India.  Read Original Content

Mozilla Foundation announced Sunday in Barcelona it will launch in mid 2013 its widely anticipated Firefox operating system for smartphones in a direct challenge to the duopoly of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.  Read Original Content

ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for every size of service business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by ClickSoftware.

Following the formal unveiling of the Huawei Ascend P2, Huawei has revealed it plans to “disrupt” the smartphone market later this year. “This summer we will launch another phone that will be very disruptive to the smartphone market,” Huawei’s CEO of Consumer Devices, Richard Yu said.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has said it will launch its new Galaxy S smartphone on March 14 in New York, taking its fight for market supremacy to Apple's doorstep after reportedly being inundated with requests from U.S. mobile carriers.  Read Original Content

ZTE Corp. expects revenue from smartphones to increase 30 percent this year, as the Chinese company seeks expansion in Europe and the U.S. and tries to capitalize on rapid market growth at home.  Read Original Content

In an attempt to claw back its leadership position in the smartphone market, BlackBerry has launched the Z10 in India, nearly a month after its global launch.  Read Original Content

Lenovo Group Ltd has overtaken Hewlett-Packard to become the world's number three smart connected device vendor in 2012 thanks to a rapidly growing smartphone market share, according to IDC. Read Original Content

After posting stellar growth for four years, Samsung saw its smartphone market share in India recede steadily in the second half of calendar year 2012. From 46.4 percent market share in volumes in July, Samsung's share fell to 35.8 percent in December, according to market research firm GFK.  Read Original Content

Sales of smartphones and tablets, called “Smart Connected Devices” by IDC, rose nearly 30 percent from 2011 to 2012. Traditional desktop and laptop PCs declined over the same period by 4.1 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively.  Read Original Content

The iPhone 5 overtook Samsung’s uber-popular Galaxy S III to become the world’s best-selling smartphone for the first time ever in the fourth quarter of 2012. That’s according to new sales data released by Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

iOS devices represented 77 percent of all mobile device activations in the enterprise market in the final quarter of 2012, with the top five slots all occupied by Apple devices, reports Good Technology's Device Activation Report.  Read Original Content

The HTC One, which the company recently unveiled at an event earlier this month, will be the company's sole flagship smartphone in 2013. It features a 4.7-inch full-HD display at 1080p resolution and 468 ppi encased in an aluminum unibody. The phone is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor alongside 2GB RAM, and will run on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.  Read Original Content

NVIDIA's Tegra 4 chipset has finally found a smartphone to call home, as ZTE has announced it will build the world's first Tegra 4 smartphone to ship by the end of Q2 2013. This superphone, slated for sale in China initially, will be based on the full-fledged Tegra 4 chipset.  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.