Phones Surpass TVs in 200826 Nov, 2007 By: John Latchem
A new report from research firm MultiMedia Intelligence finds worldwide unit shipments of multimedia mobile phones will exceed 300 million in 2008, more than shipments of TV sets. Revenue will exceed $76 billion.
The report, “Wanted: Multimedia Handsets — Consumer Desires Meet Operators ARPU Needs,” also found handsets play an increasing role in operators' efforts to attract and retain subscribers. The report also said phones with touch screens will approach 200 million by 2011.
Multimedia phones have at least one megapixel image capure, mp3 audio, video playback, Java, USB, Bluetooth, 16-bit screen color, QVGA resolution, WAP and MMS.For more information, visit multimediaintelligence.com.