It looks like Nikon may be the latest company considering entering the smartphone market, according to a recent report, Nikon may be working on a new camera phone.
Sales of compact cameras have fallen due to more and more people using their smartphone cameras, and Nikon’s president Makoto Kimura has raised concerns about falling camera sales.
“The number of people taking snapshots is exploding by use of smartphones that sold 750 million or so last year and are still growing. We’ve centralized our ideas around cameras but can change our approach to offer products to that bigger market.”
Nikon is apparently looking into alternative was to increase growth of the company, one possible way could be for them to produce a camera phone.
“We want to create a product that will change the concept of cameras. It could be a non-camera consumer product.”
Nikon have yet to confirm they are actually working on a camera phone at the moment, as soon as we get some more details we will let you guys know.