I’ve owned a few camera phones over the last several years but the camera part of those phones has always been pretty useless because I rarely used it. I don’t know if it’s because the pictures never turned out that great or because once I took a picture, it just sat on the phone and was never removed. It wasn’t until I got an iPhone that I finally started to use the camera built-in to my phone because it’s easy to use, and it’s just as easy to take the pictures off and share with others. As it turns out, a lot of iPhone users must find it easy to use their cameras because the iPhone is now the most popular camera phone on Flickr.
Now here’s the interesting thing, to take it’s lead on Flickr, the iPhone had to beat out the Nokia N95 which has an amazing 5 megapixel camera built-in. Here the iPhone has a 2 megapixel camera built-in which is nothing when compared to the Nokia N95, yet more people use the iPhone to take their pictures and upload them to Flickr. Take a look at the graph below and you’ll see how the iPhone rather quickly crept on Nokia’s N95 phone and eventually surpassed them:
So what is it about the iPhone that makes it the most popular for browsing the Internet and uploading pictures? Our guess is simply the ease of use that it offers. It’s easy to browse the Internet and it’s easy to upload photos. When there’s a picture an iPhone user wants to send to Flickr, all it takes is first getting a Flickr email address, then adding the email address to your contacts. From there, anytime you want to upload an image from your phone to Flickr, you just pull up the picture, press the “email photo” button, select your Flickr email address and press send.
How often do you use your camera phone for taking pictures?