Cumulative shipments of handsets that can receive so-called 1Seg digital TV broadcasts totaled 11.7 mln units at the end of July according to the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association. Overall unit shipments climbed 54.6 pct in July from a year before to 5,348,000 units, surpassing five million for the second straight month.
In July alone, mobile tv enabled handset shipments soared six times from a year before to 1.8 mln units, making up 36.6 pct of the mobile phone shipments. The proportion is expected to reach as high as 70-80 pct in six months as the use of 1Seg handsets is spreading faster than expected. Via: JCN