iPhone Now Holding 46% of Japanese Smartphone Market Share

I didn’t see this one coming, but it’s not bad news.

Despite a slow start in the land of the rising sun, the iPhone is now apparently holding 46% of the smartphone market in this Japan, making this one of Apple’s top markets.
A recent report has indicated that iPhone carrier Softbank has been aggressively marketing the device and offering it at a discount. Docomo, which carries both Android phones and BlackBerry devices has not done the same thing for those brands, where an HTC Android model is the #10 phone and the BlackBerry Bold is #11. 

Interestingly, it is the iPhone 3G that holds the #1 spot, according to the report, with 24.6% market share, while the iPhone 3GS, the newest model, is #2 with 21.5% market share.

[Via MobileCrunch]

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