(keitai-l) Re: Economist Mag on the PDA and Smartphones

From: Jeffrey L. Funk <funk_at_iir.hit-u.ac.jp>
Date: 10/20/03
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At 14:07 03/10/20 +0900, you wrote:
>RIP  PDA  says  the  Economist
this is another example of how the rest of the world ignores the japanese 
mobile Internet. the article incorrectly states that 4 million smart 
phones were sold in 2002 and 12 million will be sold in 2003 when in 
Japan, about 40 million phones were sold in 2002 and in 2003 and most of 
them can be defined as smart phones.   Further, more than 100 firms had 
created systems that enable their employees to access corporate data from 
their phones as of April 2003 such that more than 100,000 of their 
employees such as sales and maintenance workers use their phones to access 
this corporate data.
Jeff Funk
Received on Mon Oct 20 08:30:17 2003