Mobile display shipments to hit 1.2 billion units in 2006

With a wide variety of mobile phone models with multimedia capabilities now in the market, all vying to attract the interest of consumers, iSuppli forecasts that shipments of mobile handset displays will reach 1.2 billion units in 2006, up 17% from 1.05 billion units in 2005, according to the research firm.

"The convergence of voice, data, multimedia and personal-information-management capabilities is expanding in mobile phones and the handset industry is readying itself to offer products with these visually intensive features," said Vinita Jakhanwal, principal analyst for mobile displays at iSuppli.

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