Serkan Toto has a post on Mobile Crunch today highlighting iPhone’s success in Asia. Among the key takeaways — Apple’s carrier partner, Softbank, has now sold 3 million iPhones in Japan*, capturing a commanding 46% of the smartphone market …
It’s big in Korea, it’s probably big in China’s grey market, and the iPhone continues to be big in Japan. According to a report [JP] released by Tokyo-based research company Impress R&D, the iPhone has captured a whopping 46.1% of the domestic smartphone market. For this year, Impress sees the 3G commanding 24.6% in this segment, while the 3GS contributes another 21.5%. The 3G was introduced in Japan in summer 2008 (the 3GS followed earlier this year). Sources in Japan say that the iPhone user base in Japan now stands at 3 million, which is an impressive 10% of the global userbase.
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