Friday, August 17, 2012

Mobile Phone CIS Market Outlook

Taiwan-based Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) anticipates that global mobile phone market volume will reach around 1.78 billion units in 2012, 1.48 billion of which will be camera phones. Camera phones' share of the global mobile phone market is estimated to stand at 83.2% in 2012 and further to 84.8% in 2013 as the camera phone market volume is expected to see a 10.5% year-on-year growth in 2013 to 1.63 billion units.


  1. Our research and forecast reports have been providing primary and sub camera resolution forecasts for mobile phones for years. This appears to not account for the sub camera market which we forecast to reach 1.2B units alone in 2013.

    Ron Tussy
    The Imerge Group

    1. Hi Ron, a number of years ago you sent me an EMAIL stating that info I had had on my website, DigiCamHistory.Com, concerning the first digital back was incorrect and that Phase One produced the first back in 1990 and sold a hundred or more in theU.S. and Canada by 1992. I changed my site to give credit to Phase One for the first digital back, but other history sites still give credit to Leaf and state that Phase One did not begin began operation until 1993. Can you clarify this for me?

      Rodger Carter
      DigiCamHistory.Com (


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