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Mobility News Weekly – Week of May 12, 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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Juniper Research expects annual revenue generated from content delivered to mobile handsets and tablets to rise by nearly $25 billion over the period — climbing from more than $40 billion this year to $65 billion by 2016.  Read Original Content

Despite encouraging sales of Lumia series, Nokia has slipped to the tenth position in the smartphone market, according to research firm Gartner.  Read Original Content

According to Gartner, on mobile phones overall, Samsung was No. 1, growing 13 percent in the first quarter to capture 23.6 percent of the market with more than 100 million units sold. On smartphones, Samsung's share was higher at 30.8 percent with 64.7 million units sold.  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.

BlackBerry has announced a new device, known as the Q5, which features the company’s iconic QWERTY keyboard, and runs on the company’s new BlackBerry 10 operating system and also powers the Z10 and Q10 smartphones.  Read Original Content

Sony introduced the new Xperia ZR delivering the highest level of water-resistance for capturing photos and Full HD videos underwater. The Android smartphone offers leading technology and content with a 4.6” HD Reality display, 13 megapixel fast capture camera and Qualcomm® Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz processor.  Read Original Content
With the growing smartphone market in India, many domestic and international smartphone brands seem to take keen interest in throwing their best product to the market. Likewise, Panasonic recently announced the launch of their latest and first smartphone in the Indian market reportedly to be launched by May 16.  Read Original Content

As part of plans to reposition itself in Africa’s Smartphone market, Chinese phone maker Tecno has partnered with Qualcomm Incorporated and Etisalat to launch the Tecno P3 smartphone into the Nigerian market.  Read Original Content

Lenovo has plans to unveil its first smartphone later this year in Nigeria Africa. This is a strategic move for Lenovo because they are looking for markets they can sell directly to without the intervention of a carrier.  Read Original Content

Aiming to establish a firm stronghold in the sub $100 smartphone market that is set to become a $40 billion business opportunity by 2015, Finnish phone maker, Nokia has announced the launch of a new phone in its Asha series, the Asha 501.  Read Original Content

Total smart mobile device (notebook, tablet and smartphone) shipments for 2013 Q1 hit 308.7 million units, according to Canalys’ latest worldwide estimates. This represents year-on-year growth of 37.4 percent.  Read Original Content

According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is working on two smartphones -- one of which will boast a display that can generate three-dimensional images without 3-D glasses. The report claims the high-end smartphone will also feature retina-tracking technology that may enable users to navigate the display with their eyes.  Read Original Content

Global smartphone sales are expected to more than double between 2012 and 2017, reaching close to 1.5 billion units in 2017, with sell-through in emerging markets expected to generate 58 percent of smartphone sales during the period, according to the newest report in the Research in Focus: Smartphones series.  Read Original Content

Nokia stopped teasing and has formally unveiled its latest high-end Lumia Windows Phone smartphone, the Lumia 925, which T-Mobile U.S. will exclusively launch for the U.S. market.  Read Original Content

Sony swung to an annual profit for the first time in five years and said it expects smartphone sales to jump by more than a quarter to 42 million units this fiscal year, as the once-venerable electronics maker leans more on its mobile business to help revive its fortunes.  Read Original Content

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