Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Trend: Japanese customers prefer clamshell phones as sales rise 6 percent


Galapagos japanese clamshell phone copyright peter hanami 2007


Picture: Galapagos Japanese clamshell phone 





"year-on-year shipments of feature phones (known as Galapagos phones in that they have unique Japan features), which typically open like a clamshell and come with physical buttons, increased in fiscal 2014 for the first time in seven years. Japan saw a total shipment of 10.4 million Galapagos phones,
 up 6 percent from fiscal 2013. "




Source: 
Japan’s ‘Galapagos phones’ making a comeback
BY KAZUAKI NAGATA
Japan Times
Monday 18th May, 2015