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Business apps next source of innovation; Android best long-term bet

A September 2010 developer survey from IDC, sponsored by Appcelerator, asserts that “the next big wave of innovation may come from business application developers tapping into vast stores of data in the cloud and bringing this data to bear on highly local experiences.”

Gartner: Android closes in on mobile OS top spot

Google’s Android could be on the verge of becoming the world’s largest smartphone operating system by 2014, according to new figures from Gartner.

IDC lifts full-year smartphone forecast by 10%

Research firm IDC has raised its forecast for smartphone shipments this year by 10 percent due to greater-than-expected demand and a slew of new devices.

Smartphone sales show strong growth in Q1

The global smartphone market grew by more than 50 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, according to new data from IDC

Mobile device shipments return to growth in Q1

The worldwide mobile phone market grew 21.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010, according to new figures from IDC, a strong rebound from the market contraction seen a year earlier. Vendors shipped 294.9 million units in the first quarter of 2010 compared to 242.4 million units in the first quarter of last year, which had seen a 16.6 percent year-on-year decline.

Handset sales fall again but outlook improves

Handset shipments suffered another annual decline in the third quarter but are forecast to rebound in the key final quarter of the year, according to two new analyst reports published this week. Strategy Analytics estimates that global handset shipments reached 291 million units in 3Q09, down 4 percent from 304 million units a year earlier. Separate data from IDC suggested similar trends.