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Apple grabs top 5 spot in Japanese cellphone market

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, December 15, 2010
News Categories: Apple, iPhone

Apple has risen to fifth place in the Japanese cellphone market, according to new data from IDC Japan. Citing the data, The Mainichi Daily News reports that Apple grabbed a 12.2 percent share of the Japanese cellphone market over the July-September period, good for fifth place behind local companies Sharp, Panasonic, Fujitsu, and Kyocera, the former of which led the market with an 18.8 percent share. Notable beyond the challenges faced by foreign companies in Japan is the fact that the numbers include all cellphones, not just smartphones, and that the iPhone is offered by only one Japanese carrier—SoftBank—which is the third-largest in the country, behind market leader NTT DoCoMo and KDDI. [via MDN]

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But…. but….. I thought the iPhone would never be successful in Japan?  Wait, you mean pundits don’t know what the hell they’re talking about?

Posted by TomHandy on December 15, 2010 at 10:44 AM (PDT)

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