News | 01/17/2005 5:00 am EST
Camera phone shipments continue at phenomenal rates
New research from In-Stat/MDR indicates that the worldwide camera phone market skyrocketed in 2004, with annual shipments up more than 200%. The rapid increase in shipments is being fueled by manufacturers offering camera phones in most of their newest models, combined with improved cameras. “The devices have gone mainstream in less than four years. Now, one needs to look hard to find a handset that doesn’t feature an embedded camera,” reads an In-Stat/MDR market alert.