Citrix has a new free Mobility in Business Report (PDF) that shows that mobility is now a top priority for business. The report describes what mobility means to businesses, why it’s the number one business/IT priority and the importance of a mobile strategy. The top activities are developing new apps and enabling secure file sharing/collaboration […]
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The Guardian newspaper blog has a thought provoking post on why an 80% market share might only represent half of smartphone users. The main insight is that the latest sales don’t necessarily reflect the installed base. This is something I have previously mentioned in the context of stats, fragmentation and as long ago as 2009 and […]
Well, I knew Nokia had made a bad decision on February 11th, 2011 but I didn’t know how it would end. Today’s announcement that Microsoft is acquiring Nokia provides completion.
In the press release webcast, Nokia admitted they couldn’t continue funding the promotion of the Lumia phones. Ballmer put on a show saying Windows Phone has seen […]
Chetan Sharma has a great new free report on Q2 2013 mobile (operator) data (PDF). It contains some interesting numbers related to handset sales and comments that smartphones continued to be sold at a brisk pace accounting to almost 87% of the devices sold (in the US) in Q2 2013. Android edged out iOS smartphones […]
I have been tracking market research from the major analyst houses since 2004. These days there’s much more market research available and I have decided to expand the sources of the listings and also move the market research listing to a separate pinterest style site. It’s called smartphonemarketresearch.com but also covers tablets and anything to do […]
Vision Mobile has results of a new developer survey including 6,000 respondents from 115 countries. The free report (registration required) also includes information on OS platform market shares and related insights.
"There are no profits to be made in handset production itself. In other words, hardware is dead. Instead, value has migrated to upwards in […]
Today, a combination of three press releases from research companies provides a great insight into what’s happening in the overall world phone market, the smartphone market and the tablet market. Here’s a summary with a few comments on what I think are the significant changes that, in time, will affect developers.
IDC have research on the […]
Many companies doing development are looking at the ‘here and now’. I previously observed how successful products sometimes project the technical and market roadmap to the next few years and try to fill a gap. In mobile, things change very quickly, timescales are compressed and it’s rarely sensible to try to project more than a […]