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The Camera-Phone Phenomenon

  • ID: 53637
  • March 2003
  • Region: Global
  • 31 Pages
  • Future Image Inc
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This report forecasts that worldwide sales of camera-phones will exceed those of digital cameras this year, and that megapixel quality camera-phones will be on the market within months, with two and three megapixel units close behind. It further states that the challenges to mass-market adoption of camera-phones in the U.S. - both business and technical - will be met within the next 12 months, noting that carriers such as Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T have already been paving the way with television and print ads featuring picture messaging. Cell phone cameras include both camera-phones (cell phones with built-in cameras, the principal focus of the report) and camera attachments to cell phones (also covered).

The "Camera-Phone Phenomenon" report forecasts that the challenges to mass-market adoption of camera-phones in the U.S. — both business and technical — will be met within the next 12 months. Carriers such as Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T have already been paving the way for months with television and print ads aimed at raising public awareness of picture messaging.

The 31-page report includes 24 figures, charts, and tables, and covers:

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1. Introduction: Move Over, Digital Cameras

2. Fad or Fundamental?
2.1 User Surveys
2.2 Component Dynamics

3. Technology Issues for Next Generation Handsets
3.1 Resolution Trends
3.2 Sensors: CMOS vs. CCD
3.3 Optics
3.4 Other Issues

4. Geographic Differences in Market Acceptance

5. Key Markets Analysis
5.1 Japan: When, How, Why?
J-Phone
NTT DoCoMo, KDDI
5.2 Korea
5.3 China
5.4 Europe
5.5 U.S. - Current
5.6 U.S. - Prospects

6. Opportunities
6.1 Print Services
6.2 Commercial Content Delivery
6.3 Infrastructure and Content Management Services

7. Conclusions and Outlook

Appendix 1: Camera Attachments

About the Author / Future Image

Table Of Figures
Fig. 1 - Camera-Phone Sales Forecasts
Fig. 2 - Digital Cameras vs. Camera-Phones: 2001 - 2003
Fig. 3 - Worldwide Camera-Phone Sales 2002
Fig. 4 - Camera-Phone Sales by Quarter - 2002
Fig. 5 - The Kyocera VisualPhone VP-210
Fig. 6 - Samsung SCH-v200
Fig. 7 - Sharp J-SH04
Fig. 8 - Growth of J-Phone Sha-Mail Subscribers
Fig. 9 - Camera-Phone Subscribers As Percentage of Total J-Phone Subscribers
Fig. 10 - J-Phone Handset Milestones
Fig. 11 - DoCoMo mova SH251i
Fig. 12 - Growth of DoCoMo i-shot subscribers
Fig. 13 - Camera-Phone Market Share: Japan 2002
Fig. 14 - Camera-Phones As a Percentage of All Mobile Phones Produced in Japan
Fig. 15 - Camera-Phone Market Share: Korea 2002
Fig. 16 - Some Current Camera-Phones for the European Market (left to right): Nokia 7650, Sharp GX10, Sony Ericsson P800, Panasonic GD87
Fig. 17 - Some Current Camera-Phones for the North American Market (left to right): Sanyo 5300, Samsung SGH-v205, Nokia 3650, Panasonic GD87
Fig. 18 - Seal-Print from NEC Mobiling Kiosk
Fig. 19 - Kodak Picture Center Online
Fig. 20 - Snapfish Mobile
Fig. 21 - Longstreet
Fig. 22 - Early Mobile Phone Attachments for the Japanese PHS Market (left to Right): Casio Character Telephone PM-C101, Nitsuko FreeShot PH1D-MMPS, NTT DoCoMo CamesseBoard
Fig. 23 - Mitsubishi LaPochee, Kyocera Treva
Fig. 24 - Some Current Camera Attachments for the European and North American Markets (left to right): Sony Ericsson T300 + MCA-25, Siemens S55 + QuicckPic Camera IQP-500, Samsung A500 + PCS Vision Camera

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