Camera makers do not want to consider the business of mobile camera phones
as a whole.
Of those who do make prints from their camera phones
, only 15% say they use a retail outlet for their printing needs.
Gartner said that over the next four years the cost of integrating a mobile phone with a one megapixel camera will more than halve - one of the main factors in the predicted future growth of the camera phone
Nevertheless, camera phones
are here to stay, and your district needs to evolve policies that define appropriate as well as inappropriate use.
The two companies note that last year camera phones
outsold digital cameras for the first time.
Given the growing list of features, it is understandable why even Samsung, the world's leading manufacturer of camera phones
, and LG Electronics have banned the use of camera phones
from their premises.
The Nokia 7610, which is the company first megapixel camera phone
, is encased in a fashionable dual-tone ruby and onyx covers.
Experts reportedly believe the camera phone
market to be a critical test for Nokia, as consumers were increasingly acquiring camera phones
in Japan and South Korea where Nokia's market share was on average weaker than in Europe or the USA.
are now being used for a purpose the manufacturers never anticipated: less for person-to-person messaging than for posting instant photos on the Web.
Significant improvements in the image quality, optics and lenses offered by camera phones
, and the removal of interoperability barriers between different network carriers, are partly responsible for the increases.
Worldwide, more than 260 million camera phones
were sold in 2004 and that number is expected to grow to 420 million by the end of this year.