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Surprisingly, iPhone Takes Over the Weird Japanese Smartphone Market

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According to Impress, the iPhone has taken over 46.1 percent of the Japanese smartphone market. This is extremely surprising, because the Japanese are known for being impervious to alien cellphones, preferring their weird mobiles. The two top spots are Apple's:

The iPhone 3G commands the ranking with 24.6%, while the iPhone 3GS tops at 21.5 for number two. Dropping from 28.8% to 14.6% is the Sharp Advanced W-ZERO3. According to Impress survey, the reason of this huge advance in only one year is the app store and the iPhone's ease of use. I always thought that Japanese cellphones user interfaces were designed by the devil himself, so I'm not surprised. [Impress]