Mobile phone shipments in Japan down 30% in July

It seems that just about everyone in Japan who needs a mobile phone already has one. Or at least, fewer people are getting any new handsets as of late.

This is according to statistics released by Japanese firm JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association).

Last year saw a record high for mobile phone shipments in Japan. But the same time a year later (June-July 2008) proved handset shipments declined 28.9% year-on-year to just 3.634 million units.

Despite the fact that handset shipments went down, though, domestic shipments of 1-Seg tuner equipped handsets went up 54.7% on-year to 2.891 million units. Now that’s something Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, and Apple should consider, if they ever want to capture a large chunk of Japan’s handset market.

Via Tech On!

Author: David Gonzales

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