Over a quarter of a billion camera phones sold in 2004

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Saturday, April 16, 2005

New research revealed earlier this week indicates that some 257m camera phones were shipped worldwide in 2004. The survey carried out by Strategy Analytics showed that camera phone sales have soared over 200% from 84m in 2003 to the 257m last year.

The huge surge in sales means that camera phone sales now outnumber digital camera sales four to one. The mobile phone market ended the year as follows:

  • Nokia - 18 percent market share,
  • Motorola - 17 percent,
  • Samsung - 13 percent,
  • Others - 52.1 percent.

Despite the astonishing growth last year, the survey predicts a future increase to more than 350 million camera phones sales this year.