Japan’s domestic shipments of cellular phones and personal handyphone system handsets declined 9.9 percent on the year to 3.13 million units in November. The decline followed two straight months of year-on-year increases, which had snapped a 14-month string of decreases through last August.
November shipments topped the 3 million mark for the first time in five months thanks to the release of autumn-winter models. But the overall downtrend in demand continued as the prolonged economic slump made consumers less willing to splurge on handsets and newly released models failed to spark strong interest. Via Seeking Alpha