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Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 26, 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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The Droid Turbo, made by Motorola, has just about the biggest battery ever put into a smartphone. It's more than twice the size of the iPhone 6 battery and even more than a third bigger than the giant iPhone 6 plus and Samsung Galaxy S5.  Read Original Content

Apple's new iPad comes with a feature that could shake up the telecom industry: A reprogrammable SIM card that can be used to switch between different network providers.  Read Original Content

Panasonic India said it would foray into the fast-growing Sri Lankan market with its range of mobile phones across various price points.  The Sri Lankan market has a massive potential for growth in the mobile phone industry and there is a huge untapped telecom consumer segment offering a favorable opportunity for Panasonic.  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: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

Google released a global study, conducted by TNS, that found Singapore is the world’s largest smartphone market per capita, with the devices now outstripping desk top computer use to access the internet.  Read Original Content

According to Kantar Worldpanel researchers, smartphones sales grew 35 percent year over year in the US in the quarter ending September 30, 2014. Android models made up for 61.8 percent of sales in this country. Read Original Content
According to IHS iSuppli, a Korean market research firm, Xiaomi is the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Xiaomi is referred to as the Apple of China, and the market research shows Q3 2014 sales have surpassed Huawei.  Read Original Content

Amazon is down about eight percent since reporting its earnings. The company’s operating loss went from $25 million to $544 million on the quarter. A big part of that red ink was generated by the Fire Phone, Amazon’s attempt to muscle its way into the incredibly competitive smartphone market.  Read Original Content

One of China's leading tech firms has unveiled two Android-powered smartwatches that it says can last about a week between charges.  That represents a substantial gain on alternatives that can struggle to run longer than a day.  Read Original Content

SoftBank Corp. announced the company will release its new smartphone in late November and its easy-to-use design will be particularly convenient for the elderly.  Read Original Content

As per IDC's statistics, nearly 821,000 units of phablets were shipped during the one-year period between July 2013 - when IDC first started tracking phablet shipments - and June 2014; thereby underscoring a two-fold increase in phablet sales year-on-year.  Read Original Content

LG has unveiled Nuclun, its first mobile application processor. Nuclun, which features eight-core architecture and LTE-A Cat.6 network capability for high performance and low energy consumption, will debut this week in the G3 Screen, a smartphone developed specifically for the Korean market.  Read Original Content

Samsung's UK president says a recent slowdown in smartphone sales is a sign the market is saturated, and believes now is the time for the South Korean giant to double down on quality to continue its growth in a mature market.  Read Original Content

A U.S. federal secure cloud offering is being developed by SAP planned to address all dimensions of the cloud model, including support, operations and delivery. It is envisioned to be ideal for mission-critical applications such as the SAP Human Capital Management application for U.S. Federal Government Organizations.  Read Original Content

AppsStore, a renowned mobile app development company is now offering iPhone and Android Apps at competitive prices. The company provides development services for different platforms such as iPhone app, iPad app, BlackBerry app, Windows phone 7 app, HTML 5 mobile web development and mobile video SMS services.  Read Original Content

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said third-quarter smartphone shipments jumped 26 percent year-on-year, doubling devices shipped to the high-margin premium market dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.  Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.