Nokia: “We are the World’s Biggest Camera Company”

By on 12/10/2007 7:20 AM @beet_tv

Nokia, not Canon, Nikon or Casio or Sony, is the world’s camera phone company, Tim Frain, Director of Intellectual Property and Regulation at Nokia, told Beet.TV European Correspondent Mika Hentunen an exclusive interview in Espoo, Finland earlier this month.

N95 Of course, Mr. Frain was referring to the cameras in Nokia phones.  Some camera phones are using sophisticated cameras which rival digital cameras.

Based on some recent patent filings with camera phones, we expect more functionality in camera  phones including HD video capabilities over the next couple of years.  Seems that the Finnish giant is taking on the camera titans of Japan and South Korea in this space.

I asked Peter Rojas, editor in chief of Engaget how big a role Nokia cameras play in the digital world, he told me:

"…more pictures are probably taken with Nokia phones every day than are taken with all but the biggest digital camera makers."

The New York Times’ Mark Landler was also in Espoo recently where for a story published today on Nokia’s efforts to build greater market share in the United States.

You can find grab the video file of this interview right here.

— Andy Plesser

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