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Thursday, March 17, 2005

CAMERA PHONES - not so FLASHy!

Although sales of camera phones outnumber the sales of cameras I am of the opinion that camera phones can't replace full-fledged cameras. Most users end up not using the camera function in their camera phones. Then why are the handset manufacturers forcing us to buy such camera phones? Have you come across any high-end phone without a camera?
CNET carries an article where Kodak's CEO Dan Carp has voiced his concerns about camera phones.
Round up of other Tech news
Silicon.com outlines the problems faced by BPO staff in India.
Apple is thinking of charging some kind of tax for Made for iPod products. I am skeptical about the potential success of this idea. Premium lifestyle brands like BOSE (which has a speaker specific to iPOD) may not agree to pay this tax.
Moving on to something more hot and spicy
NewYorkTimes captures the increasing popularity of CHAAT in the US. (via Under The Fire Star )

4 Comments:

  • Hey Kaps,

    I'm of the strong opinion that camera phones will very soon replace traditional cameras.

    Its just a matter of time. Everyone would prefer to carry a camera with them but don't prefer lugging big pieces.

    By Blogger Kiruba Shankar, at 3:45 PM  

  • Hi Kribs,

    As it stands now, it is quite easy to transfer files from a digital camera to a PC. Even printing is easy. However it is not so easy to do the same thru a camera phone. Although camera is incorporated in the phone, the features may not be as comprehensive.

    If you are going on a holiday better to have a full fledged camera instead of a camera phone.
    Camera phones might be handy to capture those special moments while you are on the go.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 6:18 PM  

  • Actually, I recall an ad placed by the wireless gaint verizon here in USA about a 1.2MegaPixel Camera embedded in a phone. So, as kribs says that is the direction things are going. Companies are working on integrating seamlessly the PDA, phone, camera etc. But the question here is "how to accomodate the size?".

    But, for a quasi professional shoot, I still prefer the good old models hanging around the neck.

    By Blogger kaatss, at 12:05 AM  

  • For file transfer, advanced models today have USB, infra red, bluetooth all in one phone. Future models will not have problems in file transfer IMO.

    By Blogger kaatss, at 12:10 AM  

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