Does iPhone have enough to win in Japan?

January 17, 2007 at 2:59 pm 1 comment

James (MindShare regional, Singapore) writes:

Michael at Japan Marketing News just wrote an interesting review of the prospects for Apple’s iPhone in Japan. It looks like things will be tough. Most interesting was the list of things that Japanese phones do, that Apple’s new model doesn’t (yet):

– Contain IC chips that let you charge retail products to your phone and board trains with automatic ticket purchasing.
– Are equipped to read QR codes (special Japanese bar codes that allow consumers to access information like coupons and website data).
– Incorporate safety features like fingerprint scanners to prevent others from using your phone.
– Let you watch broadcast TV.
– Have much higher-resolution built-in cameras.
– Allow conference calling with up to five people.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Kittichart Predevith  |  January 29, 2007 at 9:07 am

    Apple must come with better solution. If not, iPhone will be just an iPod with build-in phone, that’s it.


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