Monday, December 21, 2009
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 12:00 PM
"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."
Launched in Japan in the summer of 2008, the 3G has just under 25% of the market, while the 3GS hit 21.5%. They now have a user base of 3 million which is 10% of the global userbase according to the article. SoftBank Mobile has been pretty aggressive with their advertising, something that isn't happening for the Blackberry or Android. Pretty impressive though, almost hitting 1/2 of a market that you didn't exist in a little over a year ago, especially in a place like Japan that is known for being ahead of the curve when it comes to wireless technology.