iPhone Dominates as Japan’s Best-Selling Cellphone

Recent findings from a publication by the Mainichi Daily News indicate that the iPhone 4S has become the most popular mobile phone in Japan, surpassing models from well-known local manufacturers such as Fujitsu-Toshiba, Sharp, and Panasonic.

Data from IDC Japan reveals that the iPhone secured 26.6 percent of the total mobile phone market share in Japan during the last quarter of 2011, from October to December.

Fujitsu-Toshiba was the runner-up with 18.3 percent, followed by Sharp at 15.7 percent.

The overall mobile phone shipments in Japan for that quarter reached 10.65 million units.

The iPhone 4S was launched in Japan in October 2011 and quickly rose to prominence, dominating the market within weeks.


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