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iPhone Turning Japanese Sooner than Later?

Posted on 19 December 2007 by Staff

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The Japanese love their cell phones, but not an iPhone; since it hasn’t made it to the far east. But that may all change sooner rather than later.
Tech.co.uk is reporting that Apple is in serious talks to bring the iPhone to Japan and it won’t be like the current model either. That’s because Japan does not have a slow Edge network like the iPhone is married to here in the U.S. and Europe. No, the Japanese know their gadgets, especially cell phones and they only demand the best.

Word on the street has Apple in talks with NTT DoCoMo, the biggest network in terms of subscribers, and Softbank Mobile, the third biggest in Japan, over the terms of any deal. While there’s little doubt DoCoMo is favourite – 53 million customers to Softbank’s 17 million – the smaller firm could yet pull a swift one and surprise us all.The key to the talks will inevitably be Apple’s business model, wherein it reaps a chunk of whatever iPhone users spend each and every month on top of whatever the hardware itself costs.

This means a 3G iPhone would be needed to enter the Japanese market and succeed. Hopefully this means an iPhone using the faster network will be here sooner that we think.

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Time Magazine Names the iPhone the Top Gadget of 2007

Posted on 12 December 2007 by Staff

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Time Magazine has named the iPhone number one in its annual top 10 gadgets list.

The iPhone changed the way we think about how mobile media devices should look, feel and perform. The design is exceptional inside and out: It’s got a slick glass-and-stainless steel case and an elegant touch screen loaded with eye candy. It’s an iPod and a 2-megapixel camera.

Phones account for three out of the top five spots. Numbers two through nine are the Nikon Coolpix S51c at number two. The Netgear SPH200W Wi-Fi Skype Phone, Palm Centro, Sony Handycam HDR-CX7, Samsung P2, Toshiba Portégé R500-S5004 laptop, FlyTech Dragonfly, Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive and the Belkin N1 Vision Wi-Fi Router at number nine.

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