Not unlike the rest of the world, Apple has taken Japan’s smartphone market by storm. In fact, 1.69 million of the units were sold in the fiscal year that just ended in March. The overall market in Japan is pushing toward more smartphones, with a total of 2.34 million units sold.
It is surprising, however, given the Japanese market’s penchant for mobile technology that the numbers aren’t higher than we’re seeing. That is likely explained, however, by the provider landscape.
HTC and Toshiba also showed healthy sales, with numbers far surpassing previous years. In the upcoming months, overall smartphone sales are expected to skyrocket in the Japanese market due to upcoming releases from Android and Sharp.
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