Four months ago Brian X. Chen wrote a little tale called Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone.  It went a little something like this:

Apple’s iPhone has wowed most of the globe — but not Japan, where the handset is selling so poorly it’s being offered for free.

What’s wrong with the iPhone, from a Japanese perspective? Almost everything: the high monthly data plans that go with it, its paucity of features, the low-quality camera, the unfashionable design and the fact that it’s not Japanese.

Fast forward a mere five months and let’s have a little look at Japan’s top 10 phones (right).  Imagine if the Japanese actually liked the iPhone?

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