Mobility News Weekly – November 18, 2010
The new release of Open Text Everywhere features native client applications for Apple iPhone and iPad.
The smartphone market overall grew by 95 percent from 41 million to 80.5 million, but only Android and “other” phones, principally sold in Asia, grew their market share faster. Even Apple, which saw the number of iPhones sold during the quarter grow by 91 percent year-on-year, fell back in market share from 17.1 percent to 16.7 percent.
With the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy slugging it out in the Indian smartphone market, Dell, the maker of computers and servers, has also joined the fray. Dell has launched not one but two smartphones.
Worldwide mobile phone shipments increased for a fourth consecutive quarter of double digit growth rates in third quarter 2010, reaching 340.5 million units, up 14.6 percent on third quarter 2009.
No official statistics have been presented yet by Microsoft, but it is said that Vole’s WP7 handset collaborators sold only 40,000 devices during the launch day. That is ten times less than Apple or Google sell each day.
Wireless apps aren’t just about slingshotting birds or drinking virtual beers anymore. Increasingly, businesses are getting in on the craze, too.
A study reveals that Apple ‘s iPhone is the most reliable phone, but suffers more damage than any other phone after a fall.
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics continued to rack up solid earnings in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, seeing operating profit swell 91 percent and 31 percent respectively in 2009.
Microsoft’s week centered yet again on Windows Phone 7, which the company hopes will allow it to reclaim mobile market share from the likes of Google Android and the Apple iPhone.
According to the latest forecasts by ABI Research, application downloads in Asia-Pacific will experience a CAGR of nearly 30 percent and growth in application revenues of just over 20 percent during the period 2009-2015.
Sybase has announced its support for a new managed mobility offering from Verizon Business that significantly reduces the complexity in developing and deploying mobile applications running across a variety of back end enterprise systems and mobile device types.
Panasonic is aiming to sell 5.5 million handsets in Japan in the 12 months leading up to March 2011. It also expects to shift 15 million units worldwide by 2015. Those lofty sales goals are built on its plan to offer smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system.
A Morgan Stanley Internet analyst expects smartphone sales will surpass PC and laptop sales in 2012, with more than 450 million units sold.
Apple at long last approved Google’s Google Voice application for use on the iPhone, 16 months after Google first requested approval and after the FCC got involved in the matter.
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