According to a recent report by research firm Counterpoint Research, Apple’s iPhone took the top spot for smartphones in Japan in 2012 with a total share of the market of 15 percent.
Apple ended up with a 16 percent share of the market in the final quarter of 2012 in Japan, and this is the first time that Apple has taken the top spot for a 12 month period in the country.
In second place were Japan’s Sharp and Fujitsu who both had a 14 percent share of the smartphone market, Sharp previously held the top spot in Japan for the past 6 years and this is the first time Apple has been ahead of them for a full 12 month period.
Source The Next Web
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