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Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 23, 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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Suppliers in China are about to start work on two new iPhones, according to an article from Bloomberg. The phones will have display screens 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches across, when measured diagonally – a major leap from the 4-inch displays on the iPhone 5S and 5C.  Read Original Content

MobileSmith announced that it has signed an agreement with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide the MobileSmith app development platform and services to NAVAIR.  The agreement will empower NAVAIR to rapidly design, build, launch, and securely manage applications that meet the needs of the U.S. Navy.  Read Original Content

The City of Portsmouth has announced the newly instituted downtown Portsmouth Parking Shuttle now has its own real-time tracking application. This new tool — which is both web-based and available as a mobile app — will allow shuttle riders to view the location of the shuttle bus in real-time.  Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here:

Gen-i and SAP and cloud solutions provider UXC Oxygen have formed a partnership to increase the uptake of SAP mobile solutions in New Zealand.  By way of the partnership, SAP consultancy and business partner UXC Oxygen, will provide customers Gen-i's ReadyCloud Mobility solution.  Read Original Content

Amadeus has announced an industry-first strategic technological agreement with SAP, to deliver to the market a cloud-based corporate travel solution, including online booking, expense and mobile capabilities.  Read Original Content
Accenture recently conducted an online survey.  Of the 23,000 respondents, about 13,000 (57 percent) indicated they planned to purchase smartphones this year. Of the 13,000, about 6,250 (48 percent) indicated they'd rather buy phablets than conventional smartphones.  Read Original Content

According to reports, Z3 is the most affordable device powered by the latest BlackBerry 10 operating system. This smartphone will hit the Indian market on June 25. The device will compete with Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Microsoft Devices and Micromax.  Read Original Content

China's Huawei Technologies Co. has launched a 4G LTE-enabled handset in Taipei recently. The Ascend P7 comes in at a razor-thin 6.5 millimeters but features 5-inch full-HD display, a 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of built-in memory, a 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.  Read Original Content

Apple’s iPhone 5 continued to be the most commonly used smartphone among UAE users in the first quarter of 2014, according to a Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.  The device was also named the country’s most popular smartphone in 2013 with a 2.8 percent market share- a figure that was sustained in Q1 2014.  Read Original Content

Online retail giant Amazon has recently marked its foray into the smartphone market with its newly announced Fire smartphone. Priced at $199 for the 32GB version, the Amazon Fire phone will initially retail only in the U.S., and will be an AT&T exclusive handset, bundled with a two-year carrier contract.  Read Original Content

Google and Microsoft will include a so-called kill switch in the next version of their smartphone operating systems.  The technology allows for a stolen Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone-powered Nokia device to be disabled, making it useless to the thief.  Read Original Content

The clinical analytics technology market is slated to grow at a 44.15 percent compound annual growth rare to reach $12.26 billion by 2019, says a Research and Markets report, growing exponentially as providers leverage EHR technology, harness big data, and dive into population health management.  Read Original Content

South Africa’s wireless application service providers market is expected to grow from $282.3 million in 2013 to $656.9 million in 2018.  This is according to a Frost & Sullivan study regarding the role of WASPs in enterprise communication in South Africa.  Read Original Content

Xiaomi, often called the “Apple” of China, has launched its official website in India, paving the way for its entry into the fiercely competitive Indian smartphone market in the next few weeks.  Read Original Content

According to a new market report from Transparency Market Research, the global mobile robotics market was worth 6,249.6 million in 2012 and is expected to reach 14,202.2 million by 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 12.6 percent from 2013 to 2019.  Read Original Content

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