There was some interesting news that came out of Japan earlier this week. It turns out that the iPhone is not just popular in the country, it's immensely popular. So much so that the latest marketshare data suggests that iPhone sales in the Japanese smartphone market accounted for 76% of all new smartphone purchases during the month of October. As for NTT DoCoMo -- which recently signed an iPhone deal with Apple -- 61% of their new smartphone sales fall under the iPhone umbrella.
Perhaps helping to drive iPhone sales even higher is the aforementioned inclusion of NTT DoCoMo to the iPhone business. The carrier -- which is Japan's largest -- was losing a lot of subscribers to competing carriers like SoftBank and KDDI who did carry the iPhone. So seeing as how they're a little late to the game, NTT DoCoMo has made the iPhone an attractive deal in an effort to keep subscribers. In turn, both SoftBank and KDDI have impelemented their own promotions in an effort to grow their customer base.
The end result, naturally, is an impressive influx of iPhone users.
via KWP ComTech