Beta News got a hold of Strategy Analytics report on global camera phone sales. The report forecasts that camera phones will exceed one billion per year for the first time in 2011. This represents a 21% growth over the 918 million sold worldwide in 2010, and solidifies the mobile phone image sensor as the most successful mobile peripheral ever developed.
"The fastest growing segment of the camera phone market will be the high-tier," Neil Mawston, Director at Strategy Analytics said on Thursday. "We forecast camera phones with sensors of eight megapixels and above to grow a healthy 240 percent worldwide during 2011."