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Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 2, 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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Microsoft's Windows Phone will account for 12.7 percent of all global smartphone shipments in another four years, Canalys said in a recent forecast.  Read Original Content

Samsung's biggest lead in the first quarter of 2013 came in Europe where it took a whopping 44 percent share of the region's smartphone market. In markets including Britain, France and Russia, Samsung eclipsed all other brands, according to the data by Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Technology Market Research.  Read Original Content

Apple’s smartphone market share is set to decline to 14.1 percent in 2017 from 19.5 percent in 2012, according to Canalys.  Read Original Content

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Global smartphone shipments are expected to increase 33 percent this year compared with 2012, with shipments of smartphones expected to represent more than half of all mobile phone shipments amid strong demand from emerging markets and lower prices, according to new data from International Data Corp.  Read Original Content

The Australian market for smartphone accessories, including emerging products such as smart watches, wrist bands and glasses, is set to exceed $1 billion by 2016, according to new research by emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte.  Read Original Content
According to research firm Kantar, Windows Phone has taken more market share in the U.S. smartphone market than Android, year-over-year.  Read Original Content

According to new figures from eMarketer, several markets worldwide reached a milestone in mobile usage last year. By the end of 2012, over half of mobile phone users in South Korea, Norway, Sweden, Australia, the UK and the US had made the switch from feature phones to smartphones.  Read Original Content

Mozilla Corp. is preparing to roll out a joint venture with phone manufacturers to use its Firefox Web browser, Firefox OS, as the newest operating system — at the price of $50 or less.  Read Original Content

According to a forecast by TechNavio, the global smartphone market will increase at a 10 percent compound annual growth rate through 2016.  Read Original Content

Lenovo and Intel Corporation announced this week the availability in several markets of the Lenovo K900 Smartphone, the world's first smartphone based on the latest Intel™ Atom™ Z2580 processor.  Read Original Content

Google-owned Motorola is looking to launch itself back into the mainstream mobile market with a newly announced handset, the Moto X.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics unveiled a smaller and less-powerful version of its flagship Galaxy S4 handset as it looks to widen its lead in the smartphone market.  Samsung’s Galaxy S4 mini features a 4.3-inch screen, 1.7 Gigahertz dual-core processor and 8 megapixel camera.  Read Original Content

Alcatel One Tough, a mobile device brand under TCL Communication, has announced the world’s lightest 4.7 inch-display smartphone, the One Touch Idol, which is now available for purchase in the U.S. for $299.  Read Original Content

India ranks fifth among the top countries for smartphone users with an estimated 67 million subscribers in 2013, behind China, the U.S., Japan and Brazil. But the penetration of smartphones as a percentage of mobile users in India is pegged at just six percent, according to the latest 2013 Internet Trends report by Mary Meeker.  Read Original Content

Lenovo is set to launch its own range of smartphones in North America over the next year or so, company CEO Yang Yuanqing has confirmed.  Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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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.