Boasting camera phones, Japanese mobile phones are rapidly making inroads into the domestic market and secured a two digit market share alerting domestic companies. There are concerns that Korean companies set up strong bulwark as Nokia and Motorola, the no. 1 and no. 2 mobile phone makers in the world, pulled out of the domestic market or secured a paltry 3 ~ 4% outmaneuvered by home-grown major companies such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Pantech & Curitel.
Japanese assembled or complete mobile phones are being distributed through domestic mobile phone service providers and manufacturers. Industry sources say that since the ban of subsidies, the import of Japanese mobile phones has been risen while focusing marketing on functions rather than price. An official with SK Telecom said, “Mobile phone competitiveness is directly translated into obtaining subscribers,” adding that the company is distributing Japanese mobile phones to ensure diverse mobile phones. Mobile phone service operators are planning to import and sell Japanese camera phones enabling 1 million pixels in the second half. Continue >>