In 2005, 45% of all mobile phones sold in the US were camera phones, up from 26% in 2004. Asia followed a very similar trend. Western Europe had a higher incidence of camera phones at 64%, and Japan had a much greater adoption rate with more than 90% of all mobile phones sold with camera capabilities both in 2004 and 2005, NPD Group reported. Asia saw the biggest digital camera unit growth from 2004 to 2005 with a 36% increase. In North America sales increased 19% and in Europe they grew 15%. The only area to see a decrease was Japan with a slight drop of 2.5%.
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