They have full-fledged Web browsers, and they even have fingerprint readers and cameras with face-recognition software that locks up a phone if an unwanted stranger tries to use it. Interested in getting one? Good luck. You essentially can’t buy one outside Japan.
Editor’s comment: This article is a good review of why Japan keitai are the world’s best, underscoring Editor-in-Chief Daniel Scuka’s comments earlier this week in the WWJ newsletter (click here to subscribe for free).
“We were thinking only about Japan,” Atsutoshi Nishida, the president of Toshiba, one of Japan’s largest electronics makers, said in an interview in August. “We really missed our chance.” But now, Toshiba and other Japanese cellphone makers say they think they see a rare second chance to compensate for past mistakes and catch up in the global marketplace. Full story Here.