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Mobility News Weekly – Week of April 6, 2014

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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ComScore released its February smartphone survey results for the U.S. and it shows Apple shares continues to hover around 40 percent to 41 percent which it has been doing since July last year.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics warned it would post a drop in operating profit during the first quarter of 2014. The largest smartphone maker said consolidated operating profit would be an estimated $7.9 billion, down 4.3 percent.  Read Original Content

Well-known tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says an Amazon smartphone is in the works, confirming rumors that have been circulating for years about the Kindle maker. The smartphone is expected to be released within the next three to six months, reports BGR.  Read Original Content

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The smartphone chip market is expected to grow by over 10 percent in the next five years, pushed by the success of 4G LTE and 64-bit technologies to reach $30 billion revenue, analyst firm Strategy Analytics has claimed. Read Original Content

Almost all Canadian enterprise respondents (85 percent) have effectively adopted and deployed mobile technologies, markedly higher than the average global response of 69 percent among 14 other countries surveyed, according to the Accenture Mobility Insights Report 2014.  Read Original Content
In BlackBerry’s home country, the company’s market share has dropped to around 15 percent, according to a new comScore report.  This is comparable to an estimated 20 percent in December 2012.  Read Original Content

According to a report released by Canaccord Genuity, the perennially popular smartphone iPhone 5s still remains in the lead in the United States smartphone market, nearly six months after it first arrived.  Read Original Content

The report "Bring Your Own Device & Enterprise Mobility Market 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, predicts these markets will grow from $72.34 billion in 2013 to $284.70 billion in 2019.  Read Original Content

In what would be the highest jury award ever in a patent case, Apple is seeking more than $2 billion in damages from Samsung for allegedly infringing phones.  Read Original Content

According to a new market research report of "Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality Market by Sensors 2018", published by MarketsandMarkets, these markets are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15.18 percent from 2013 to 2018.  Read Original Content

An average smartphone user is said to spend 2 hrs and 42 minutes per day up from 2 hrs and 38 minutes per day in March of 2013. App usage accounted for a massive 86 percent of this time. Gaming apps dominated as far time spent is concerned, accounting for nearly a third of it, according to Flurry Analytics.  Read Original Content

HTC Corp posted a first-quarter loss that was wider than analyst estimates, after ineffective marketing resulted in weak sales of its former flagship model.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry Ltd. won’t renew its contract with T-Mobile US Inc. when it expires this month following a spat over the carrier’s promotions for Apple Inc.’s iPhones.  T-Mobile will no longer be able to sell new BlackBerry products when the contract ends April 25, BlackBerry said in a statement.  Read Original Content

A battery that uses nanotechnology to charge your smartphone in 30 seconds may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie but an Israeli startup claims to have created just that.  StoreDot unveiled its battery charging prototype at Microsoft's Think Next conference in Tel Aviv.  Read Original Content

The advent of LTE Advanced networks and the further introduction of 64-bit chips and semiconductor process technology improvßements are all expected to drive the global smartphone applications processor market to $30 billion in revenue in 2018, according to a new forecast from research firm Strategy Analytics.  Read Original Content

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