While there was once discussion that the cellular camera phone
would replace the DSC, such talk seems to have been premature.
Nearly 20% of the country's 115 million households have at least one camera phone
, the association says.
sales in Western Europe are expected to reach near to 85m by the end of 2005, accounting for over 55% of the region's total mobile phone sales.
But in spite of school-related violations reported in the media, camera phones
offer huge educational advantages that include compiling photo records of classroom activities, school performances, sports events and field trips.
Being the first retailer to offer wireless camera phone
printing using InfraRed or Bluetooth led us to work with Nokia, a company that is devoted to being at the leading edge of mobile imaging technology," says Grant Pill, director of photoprocessing at CVS.
Of these devices, camera phones
will account for about 60 percent of the market, followed closely by digital cameras.
Strategy Analytics estimated that 84m camera phone
units were sold in 2003, totalling 16% of all sold mobile phone units during the year.
There was the usual industry hype--about Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) replacing Short Messaging Service (SMS, or text messaging on mobile phones, enormously popular in Europe and Asia, though less so in the US)--but in fact, the first camera phones
were just novelty items, developed simply to keep people buying in a saturated mobile-phone market.
Neil Shah, Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said, "We forecast worldwide camera phone
sales to grow 21 percent from 918 million units in 2010 to 1114 million units in 2011.
A camera phone
and photo messaging forecast from InfoTrends/CAP Ventures has revealed that global camera phone
shipments are expected to continue to increase, growing from 370m units this year to 847m in 2009.
Early last year camera phones
cracked the 3-megapixel barrier for the first time, and at last year's Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, cell phone manufacturer Samsung displayed a camera phone
In addition to those with higher resolution camera phones
, younger consumers also appear to be more active camera phone
The study, which illustrated what drives camera phone
growth, reported that 1.
This is a milestone event, but it is just the first step toward the industry goal of getting a camera phone
in every pocket," comments Strategy Analytics senior analyst Neil Mawston.
com/research/f350ac/the_worldwide_came) has announced the addition of the "The Worldwide Camera Phone
Forecast, 2007" report to their offering.