why growth will not be explosive," according to Seamus McAteer, senior analyst and managing partner, Zelos Group. "The mass adoption of full-featured
handsets will be disruptive," adds McAteer.
McAteer is author of a Zelos Group report, Defining the Market for Full-Feature Handsets, which forecasts annual sales of 290 million, or 43 percent
of the global handset market, by 2008 for full-featured handsets -- mobile phones that incorporate full-featured operating systems.
McAteer believes full-featured handsets will have a disruptive impact on the entire mobile electronics sector, because consumers will buy them instead
of PDAs, digital cameras, gaming consoles, and music players. "An early indication of this is [mobile phone giant] Nokia becoming a leading
distributor of digital cameras," says McAteer.