While attending Macworld 2010, I had a chance to meet Nobi Hayashi, a highly-respected technology journalist in Japan. Nobi was with a contingency of tech enthusiasts from Japan. I chatted briefly with the group about the next gen iPhone (due this summer?) and the new iPad. I was curious to get their take on which [...]
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Feb 2, 2010 – Softbank Profits Soar in Oct – Dec Quarter Apple’s iPhone carrier partner in Japan, Softbank, said profit soared in its mobile operations for the Oct – December quarter. via Associated Press … Softbank said mass adoption of the iPhone drove its profits during the quarter, and Apple’s Internet-friendly device helped drive [...]
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 [...]
Posted in iPhone in Japan on Oct 29th, 2009
Quick … someone call John Strand and tell him his thesis “no carrier has ever made a dime by contracting with Apple to sell iPhone” is in serious jeopardy of being dead wrong. Read > The INcredibles – Rob Enderle and John Strand “14 years we [Strand Consult] have never made a mistake in our [...]
via kei_shimadaon iPhone 3G/3GS most popular smartphones in Japan An August 2009 survey conducted by Kakaku.com shows that Softbank has a winner on their hands in the form of Apple’s iPhone. 21.5% of survey respondents own smartphones. Not too surprising was that 73.6% of smartphone owners browse more. Most interesting perhaps was the most popular smartphone … [...]