Although cellular camera phones
are gaining popularity, they are still considered low-end compared with the DSC.
With more drug stores adding the ability to process digital photos taken with camera phones
, a recent study looking at how consumers use those devices provides some insight into this new group of customers.
Worldwide sales of camera phones
are expected to reach 295.
But in spite of school-related violations reported in the media, camera phones
offer huge educational advantages that include compiling photo records of classroom activities, school performances, sports events and field trips.
wants people with camera phones
to come into its drug stores to make prints.
Photos taken with camera phones
now rival lower-end digital camera quality.
Of these devices, camera phones
will account for about 60 percent of the market, followed closely by digital cameras.
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There was the usual industry hype--about Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) replacing Short Messaging Service (SMS, or text messaging on mobile phones, enormously popular in Europe and Asia, though less so in the US)--but in fact, the first camera phones
were just novelty items, developed simply to keep people buying in a saturated mobile-phone market.
This year will be the first time annual volumes of camera phones
have exceeded the 1-billion mark.
The number of photos taken, printed and shared is expected to increase as more people purchase and use camera phones
, resulting in extra revenue for digital photofinishers and wireless carriers.
PMA estimates that about 14 million camera phones
were sold in the United States last year, double the number sold just a year earlier.