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Market research company In-stat (www.in-stat.com) recently reported that HDMI adoption has been growing across many consumer electronic segments. It found that HDMI-enabled product shipments were set to grow by over 20 percent each year to 2013. In-stat also reported that the success of the adoption of HDMI is led by the consumer electronic market.
After digital televisions, which are the largest HDMI application, the greatest growth area was in portable devices like digital camcorders, cameras and portable media players.
Other figures show that the combined digital still and video camera total stands at 160 million units this year. In-stat also said, “Vendors hope to drive adoption of HDMI into mobile phones.” In fact, some of the new smartphones have added HD video and imagery to their range of features. Android phones, such as the Motorola Milestone, Motorola Droid X and the new Nokia 8, all come with HDMI-out as standard.