Smartphones Top Handset Sales In Japan, Galaxy S Is No. 1

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Things are slowly changing in Japan, land of the super-advanced feature phones (which have always been smartphones in disguise as far as features are concerned). Market research firm Gfk Japan [JP] is reporting that no less than seven of the top 10 handsets sold in the country between January 10 and 16 were smartphones.

Smartphones occupied the top six spots in that week, with the Galaxy S still enjoying brisk sales in Japan.

Here’s the full top 10 (feature phones in italic):

  1. Samsung Galaxy S
  2. iPhone 4 / 16GB
  3. iPhone 4 / 32GB
  4. Sharp IS03
  5. Sharp LYNX 3D SH-03C
  6. Toshiba REGZA Phone T-01C
  7. Panasonic P-07B
  8. Sharp GALAPAGOS 003SH
  9. Kyocera Kantan Keitai K005
  10. Sharp PANTONE 3 001SH [JP]

With prices falling and acceptance growing rapidly, expect smartphone adoption to further accelerate in Japan in the near future.

Via IT Media [JP]

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