Worldwide Camera Phone and Smart Phone Shipments, Q1 2003 (millions)
In-Stat notes that smart phones have faced a number of technical glitches and are perceived as being for mobile professionals only. And eMarketer reports that a recent CNET article says that camera phones are an easier sell than smart phones thanks to their "fun" factor, and are cheaper.
The In-Stat report anticipates strong growth for both smart and camera phones through 2007, at which time there should be little difference between the two types of phones, they say.
Compound Annual Growth Rate of Worldwide Shipments of Smart Phones and Handsets with an
Integrated Digital Camera, 2003-2007:
According to the eMarketer report, ARC Group also projects strong growth for camera phones over the coming years.
Worldwide Camera Phone Handset Sales (millions)
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