According to report via Bloomberg, DoCoMo is even more bullish on ‘droid smartphone sales for the FYE March 31st 2012: http://bit.ly/qh2QKx
DoCoMo will raise its smartphone sales target on expectations its models using Google Inc.’s Android system will lure more users, eroding the share held by Apple Inc.’s iPhone. DoCoMo had said it expected to sell 6 million smartphones this fiscal year, compared with 2.52 million in the 12 months ending March 2011.
Handsets running Android software captured 57 percent of Japan’s smartphone market last fiscal year, cutting the iPhone’s share, according to MM Research Institute Ltd. Android phones shipments rose to 4.91 million units in the 12 months ended March 31, Tokyo-based MM said in a May 10 statement. That compares with sales of 250,000 units, or 11 percent of the market, a year earlier when devices running Google’s software were first widely available in Japan.
Apple shipped 3.23 million iPhones in Japan last fiscal year, accounting for 38 percent of the nation’s smartphone market, down from 72 percent in the previous year, the statement said. Shipments of domestic smartphones in Japan rose to an estimated 20 million units in the year ended March 31, 9.1 percent higher than MM’s forecast. Full Article Here