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iPhone was Japan’s Best Selling Smartphone in 2011, Android Manages to Hold its Own

by Mark Hearn | May 10, 2012May 10, 2012 4:30 pm PDT

MMRI estimates that Apple’s iPhone held 30 percent of Japan’s smartphone market during 2011, or 24.2 million units sold for the year. This places the iPhone as the country’s best-selling smartphone. ¬†Of course you can’t mention iPhone sales statistics without Google’s Android coming up on the flipside of things. Google’s mobile operating system accounted for an impressive 69 percent of smartphones sold in Japan. While manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC are better known in the U.S., Japan’s own Fujitsu claimed the number one spot among all phone makers. Researchers expect Japan’s smartphone market to increase by roughly 15 percent this year, and we expect the iPhone’s success to continue.

[via: MMRI (translated), Macotakara]


Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...

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