Monday, September 22, 2003

WSJ.com - Camera Phones Pass Milestone In Photo Market

WSJ.com - Camera Phones Pass Milestone In Photo Market "For the first time, global sales of cellphones with built-in cameras surpassed sales of conventional digital cameras in the first half of 2003, a milestone in the mobile-phone industry's drive to capture a chunk of the photography market, new research shows.
Driven by surging demand in Japan and South Korea, mobile-phone makers shipped 25 million handsets with built-in cameras world-wide in the first half of the year, compared with four million in the year-earlier period, according to Anglo-U.S. research firm Strategy Analytics. In the same time frame, shipments of conventional digital cameras, the fastest-growing segment of the traditional camera market, doubled to 20 million in the first half, the firm said."
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