Digital music player sales to grow 35% to 18.2 mln in 2005

2005 shipments of MP3 players will grow 35% to 18.2 mln. JupiterResearch predicted the MP3 player market would maintain a CAGR of over 10% through 2010, reaching an installed base of 56.1 mln by then, up from 16.2 mln in 2004. In the consumer survey of online adults, 6% said they intended to purchase an iPod in the next 12 months, while 4% said they would buy a hard drive model from another vendor, such as Creative or Dell.