Mobile phone sales grew 20% in 2004

Driven by color displays and camera phones, the worldwide mobile phone market will grow 20% to 648 mln units in 2004, according to IDC. IDC believes that 3G adoption among the broad consumer subscriber base in Asia/Pacific, Europe, and United States will take another few years before it begins to gather momentum. In 2006, 3G mobile phone shipments should expand to represent 18% of the market and finally, in 2007, represent approximately 25% of market shipments.