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Drewbert 27th February 2009 12:15 AM

Free iphones for Japan
 
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/27/free_iphones/

This should increase type-in's for Japanese IDN .com's.

I haven't looked closely at the stats but type-in's from iPhones account for a good percentage of Japanese traffic to them.

phio 27th February 2009 02:45 AM

Re: Free iphones for Japan
 
If we can get a confirmation of this translation, I can put the text on a few of my japanese websites. Be great to get some iphone type in from Japan.

ソフトバンクモバイルは、 iPhoneの日本のキャリアは、明日のお客様には、 2年契約にサインアップは無料8GBのiPhoneの提供するプログラムが開始されます。みんなのキャンペーンのための" iPhone "の5月31日まで続く。

ソフトバンクは、 34560円( 350ドルから最大16GBのiPhoneの価格を下げる予定£ 245 ) 11520円( $ 117 、 £ 82 ) 。

mdw 27th February 2009 07:23 AM

Re: Free iphones for Japan
 
Is it easier to type in Katakana using an iphone? Is it hard on other phones there? I don't understand why having more people using iphones would lead to more type-in traffic.

Drewbert 27th February 2009 07:32 AM

Re: Free iphones for Japan
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mdw (Bericht 129928)
Is it easier to type in Katakana using an iphone? Is it hard on other phones there? I don't understand why having more people using iphones would lead to more type-in traffic.

Because a lot of the type-in traffic already arriving is coming from iPhones.

Therefore more iPhones = more type-in traffic.

Rubber Duck 27th February 2009 07:47 AM

Re: Free iphones for Japan
 
Well Russian is boom time again. Consistently higher than ever before over a period of about 3 weeks now. Indian languages picking up nicely in terms of visits and even converting a few local keywords. Japanese NADA.

sbe18 27th February 2009 09:52 PM

Re: Free iphones for Japan
 
I love my iTouch...first off...
I have Japanese, Chinese and korean keyboards installed for playing around.

Japanese 12 to 35 year olds would not be got dead with an iPhone....

no keyboard...
terrible camera.
no video ....

Even Nokia and Motorola have trouble in this market....

end of story on this one....

phio 18th March 2009 07:25 PM

Re: Free iphones for Japan
 
Seems like apple has announced an update in the last few days adding some new features.

http://www.businessweek.com/technolo...mpaign_id=yhoo


Languages currently supported by the iphone:

English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, and Polish

International keyboard support for:

English (U.S.), English (UK), French (France), French (Canada), German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, and Polish

Drewbert 19th March 2009 02:42 AM

Re: Free iphones for Japan
 
And lots of wireless hotspots on the way...

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/tomizon...pe-wi-fi-84451


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