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Survey: Health app market set to grow more than threefold

The market for smartphone health applications will grow from US$120 million in 2010 to over US$400 million in 2016, representing a more than threefold increase, according to projections from ABI Research.

ABI notes returned momentum in Q3 handset sales

Analyst firm ABI Research said that early indicators how momentum returned to the mobile handset market in the third quarter of 2011, following a flat performance in Q2.

MarketWatch: Singapore

Singapore is one of the world’s most advanced mobile markets, characterised by high smartphone penetration …

ABI claims end of Flash closer than people think; Adobe ends app distro efforts

Analyst firm ABI Research said that the “disappearance of Flash is closer than people think,” as increased support for HTML5 in the mobile ecosystem will reduce the need for the Adobe-developed technology.

Tablet growth to drive enterprise mobile broadband

ABI Research said that connections for the “high growth media tablet segment” will drive enterprise mobile broadband growth, with a recent survey of US business customers showing that broadband “attach rates” for tablets are 33 percent higher than for netbooks and 50 percent higher than laptops.

ABI Research: operators increasing core network spend

ABI Research says that “mobile operators are steadily getting a handle on the mobile data traffic boom that is rippling through their networks,” with investment in the core network architecture “not just to speed up the throughput on their networks but also to make those networks more efficient and ‘aware’ of the traffic passing through them.”

Apple drives 6B app download market this year

Just under 6 billion mobile applications will be downloaded in 2010, up from 2.4 billion last year, according to the latest ABI Research report, fuelled primarily by the dominance of Apple’s App Store.