PCs losing favor in Japan to cellphones, other small devices

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If we generally look to the Japanese to see where electronics is heading, then my days of typing out these posts on a computer may soon be over. PC shipments have fallen five quarters in a row and analysts are now wondering out loud if PCs have a future in Japan at all, having been replaced by smaller devices that accomplish similar tasks. Why use Safari on a MacBook when you can whip out your iPhone and do the same thing?

The AP featured the story of one college-bound Japanese student who lists headphones, a new video game console and a metric ton of ramen as wants—notice the lack of a PC. For the price, the kid says, PCs aren’t worth it.

Let’s not forget that Japanese cellphones can do a heck of a lot more than our V-Cast OMG RINGTONEZ cellphones.

I don’t know about you, but you can pry my iMac from my cold dead hands. That’s after I wipe Leopard from the main drive since it’s given me nothing but problems.

PCs Losing Their Relevance in Japan [AP/Yahoo

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