Nokia: Multifunction phone demand soaring

Jun 06, 2006

More people worldwide are using their handsets as more than a mobile phone, Nokia found in a study released Tuesday.

The Finnish mobile giant said that almost one in two people globally use their handsets as their main camera, while over two-thirds expect music-enabled mobiles to replace their MP3 players. Meanwhile, about half of those surveyed want their mobile phones connected with their home electronics.

Nokia surveyed about 5,500 people between the ages of 18 and 35 in Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Britain and the United States.

"The results strongly demonstrate that people are buying into the idea of convergence -- they really do want one device that does it all, from taking quality images, to storing their music collections and operating a digitally connected home. Our goal is to make it easy for people to have all of these experiences with them all the time -- in a multimedia computer," Tapio Hedman, senior vice president of multimedia marketing, said in a news release.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Quantum dot TVs are unveiled at China tech expo

Related Stories

China's struggle for water security

1 hour ago

Way back in 1999, before he became China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao warned that water scarcity posed one of the greatest threats to the "survival of the nation".

Canada revises upward CO2 emission data since 1990

1 hour ago

Canada revised its greenhouse gas emission data from 1990 to 2013 in a report Friday, showing it had higher carbon dioxide discharges each year, and a doubling of emissions from its oil sands.

United States, China team explore energy harvesting

1 minute ago

Six authors have described their work in harvesting energy in a paper titled "Ultrathin, Rollable, Paper-Based Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Acoustic Energy Harvesting and Self-Powered Sound Recording." ...

Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined

11 hours ago

The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers—fish from Japanese waters—when it was spotted off the Oregon coast.

Recommended for you

Quantum dot TVs are unveiled at China tech expo

15 hours ago

At this month's China Information Technology Expo (CITE) event, a headline-maker was the launch of quantum dot televisions, by QD Vision and Konka, the consumer electronics company. QD Vision's calling card ...

Tablet for 2 waiting at an Olive Garden near you soon

Apr 14, 2015

Olive Garden has a tablet for two waiting for you. The Italian restaurant chain said Tuesday that it is installing Ziosk computer tablets at all of its U.S. locations so customers can order and pay by touch screen.

Plucky Roku updates streaming gadgets in battle with big boys

Apr 14, 2015

You just have to cheer for a company like Roku. The plucky Saratoga, Calif., electronics company is going up against some of the biggest tech companies in the world. In the market for streaming media players, the small, inexpensive ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.