1. needforbbx's Avatar
    Not sure how big the market is, but it is tech savvy:

    (Reuters) - BlackBerry will stop selling smartphones in Japan, partly because the company cannot justify the cost of modifying its operating system to accommodate the Japanese language, the Nikkei business daily reported.

    BlackBerry's market share in Japan has shrunk to 0.3 percent from 5 percent, the daily said.

    BlackBerry could not be immediately reached for comment.

    The company, which changed its name from Research In Motion when it launched its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones a week ago, will continue to offer support to existing users, the Nikkei said.

    BlackBerry to stop selling handsets in Japan - Nikkei | Technology | Reuters
    02-07-13 01:07 PM
  2. Emu the Foo's Avatar
    Interesting. I guess because they've lost so much market share.
    02-07-13 05:35 PM
  3. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    still using my bb9900 here . soon bb Z10! .. but its a ROgers phone so roaming ...
    02-07-13 05:37 PM
  4. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    still using my bb9900 here . soon bb Z10! .. but its a ROgers phone so roaming ...
    did you get them shipped to tokyo yet?
    02-07-13 05:38 PM
  5. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    friend bought for me. shipping today!! …
    02-07-13 05:40 PM
  6. kbz1960's Avatar
    Wow, is the Japanese language that difficult?
    02-07-13 06:03 PM
  7. kiwisimon's Avatar
    No good if you want to write in 日本語。There is no input capability.
    02-10-13 11:26 PM
  8. SEAWARRIOR's Avatar
    that sounds a little iffy seeing they have like 5 asian language sets in os7 available,,, sounds more like someone didn't wanna make a deal,,, by not selling there they only make it more desirable,,, black market's gonna make a killing...
    02-11-13 01:36 AM

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