Nokia expects to sell more than 100 million camera phones this year. They also said that their new alliance with Carl Zeiss will give them design expertise and stringent quality requirements for high-end camera devices.
The digital camera phone market has really grown a lot and Nokia believes it's currently a clear leader in this area. Nokia also says that camera phone shipments are already approx. four times higher as digital camera shipments.
Separately, Boston-based research firm Strategy Analytics said Wednesday that Nokia had gained market share during the first two months of the year to 31.3 percent, up from 28.5 percent a year earlier. Its chief rival, Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola Corp., also made slight gains to 16.7 percent, followed by South Korean Samsung Electronics Co. at 14.2 percent.
The new handsets from Nokia with a 2-megapixel cameras will have an active battery power of five hours and a 10-day standby period, according to Nokia.