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Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 10, 2011

For those interested in mobile retailing applications, mobile money, mobile commerce and mobile banking, I have written separate newsletters on these topics.

Also read Mobile Retailing News Weekly
Also read Mobile Money News Weekly

Now for the latest news:

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Juniper Research’s latest report claims mobile advertising revenues for mobile games will increase tenfold between 2010 and 2015. Juniper estimates that ad-spend in mobile games was $87 million last year, but will rise to $894 million by 2015.

http://www.mobile-ent.biz/news/39983/Juniper-predicts-894m-of-mobile-games-ad-revenues-by-2015

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There is an upcoming webinar called Implementing SAP Enterprise Mobility in Fortune 500 Companies – Ten Lessons Learned. This webinar will also include an overview of the enterprise mobility industry in 2011 provided by SAP Mentor Kevin Benedict.

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Forty-six percent of iPad users indicate they are more productive and use their iPad daily. In fact, 13 percent of these users say the iPad is mission critical for their job.

http://community.citrix.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=158564368

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RIM recently provided the first hands on demonstration of the PlayBook, a seven inch touchscreen tablet that will go head to head with Apple’s iPad when the Wi-Fi only version ships, likely in March.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7050VJ20110106

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Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. saw its fourth quarter unaudited net profit more than double from a year earlier, driven by strong growth in handset shipments.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704415104576065372906345328.html

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According to a report from Pyramid Research, more than 200 million mobile healthcare applications are in use today, and that number is expected to increase threefold by 2012.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/healthcare/mobile-wireless/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=229000130&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_ALL

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Boise State University is kicking off an innovative pilot project to help instructors take advantage of mobile devices in the creation and delivery of their courses during the upcoming spring semester.

http://news.boisestate.edu/update/2011/01/07/boise-state-scholars-explore-classroom-use-of-mobile-devices/

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Cell phone companies have blurred the lines when it comes to 4G. They all now are using the 4G moniker, but the networks are very different. Users, who genuinely want a faster smartphone experience, are left awash in acronyms as they weigh a phone upgrade or carrier switch. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2011-01-09-4g-confusion_N.htm

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With the growing support for mobile devices by SAP StreamWork there are other very interesting use cases existing within hospitals. Doctors from other wards or special departments (e.g. radiology) can quickly have a discussion within SAP StreamWork about lab results and other diagnosis in order to come to a collective decision about the future treatment of a patient. SAP StreamWork and the healthcare challenge 

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By 2013, 33 percent of business intelligence functionality will be consumed via handheld devices. By 2014, 30 percent of analytic applications will use in memory functions to add scale and computational speed. By 2014, 30 percent of analytic applications will use proactive, predictive and forecasting capabilities.

http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2011/01/business-analytics-predictions.php

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Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, revealed that 40 percent of all tweets come from mobile devices, demonstrating mobile’s increasing importance to the social media company.

http://mashable.com/2011/01/07/40-of-all-tweets-come-from-mobile/

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While Apple ended the year with roughly 300,000 apps in iTunes, the Android Market grew to about 130,000, while Nokia’s Ovi Store got to 25,000 apps and BlackBerry App World reached 18,000.

http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/07/distimo-2010-mobile-app-store-boom/

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A month ago ComScore reported that in October 2010, 25 percent of Americans above the age of 13 used smartphones. The latest report shows that share to have risen to 26.3 percent. That means there are 24 percentage points of penetration to go until the majority of Americans are smartphone users.

http://www.asymco.com/2011/01/07/half-of-us-population-to-use-smartphones-by-end-of-2011-update/

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Android sales accounted for 40.8 percent of U.S. smartphone purchases at the end of November, up from 27.5 percent at midyear–Apple’s iOS increased from 20.9 percent in June to 26.9 percent in November, while Research In Motion’s BlackBerry plummeted from 35.0 percent to 19.2 percent during the same timeframe.

http://www.fiercedeveloper.com/story/nielsen-android-now-40-percent-us-smartphone-sales/2011-01-03

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More businesses are set to turn to mobile business intelligence solutions in 2011 and beyond. Research firm Gartner claims that a strong body of mobile business intelligence users is emerging, and the technology will become increasingly prevalent between now and 2014.

http://www.ihotdesk.com/article/800329577/Mobile-business-intelligence-tools-on-the-rise,-says-Gartner

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Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Twitter and Tweet Convert – Kevin Benedict
Mobile Expert Interview Series: Leapfactor’s Lionel Carrasco
Ninety Percent of IT Managers Planning New Mobility Applications
Mobile Expert Interview Series: Pyxis Mobile’s T.L. Neff

Mobile Expert Interview Series: Syclo’s Jon Schmidt
Mobile Expert Interview Series: Sybase’s Bryan Whitmarsh
Mobile Expert Interview Series: Sybase’s Tony Kueh
Enterprise Mobility in Australia

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