According to Impress, the iPhone has taken over 46.1 per cent of the Japanese smartphone market. This is extremely surprising, because the Japanese are known for being impervious to alien mobile phones, preferring their weird mobiles.
The two top spots are Apple's:
The iPhone 3G commands the ranking with 24.6 per cent, while the iPhone 3GS tops at 21.5 for number two. Dropping from 28.8 per cent to 14.6 per cent is the Sharp Advanced W-ZERO3. According to Impress survey, the reason of this huge advance in only one year is the app store and the iPhone's ease of use. I always thought that Japanese mobile phone user interfaces were designed by the devil himself, so I'm not surprised. [Impress]