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Though China Mobile says it's in talks to carry the iPhone, Japan's NTT DoCoMo (DCM), which has...

Though China Mobile says it's in talks to carry the iPhone, Japan's NTT DoCoMo (DCM), which has over 60M subscribers, says it still has no plans to do so, citing an inability to offer some of its services on Apple's (AAPL) device. The WSJ previously claimed talks had stalled over Apple's purchase requirements, and DoCoMo's insistence on pre-installing certain apps. DoCoMo's remarks come as it introduces 19 new devices, nearly all of which run Android (GOOG).
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  • "Follow the money"...and the real money for AAPL is in the PRC. It's astounding how far ahead of the nay-saying Wall Street analysts AAPL management is on this issue. Let's see...the population of the PRC is...?
    17 May 2012, 09:34 AM Reply Like
  • For the most part, sell-side analysts covering Apple are far from bearish. 45 out of the 53 tracked by Thomson/First Call have Buy or Strong Buy ratings.

     

    http://yhoo.it/Kbkr3A
    17 May 2012, 09:42 AM Reply Like
  • Disregard the Docomo nonsense in Japan. Subscriber base is still growing at Softbank and AU who carry iPhones, defecting from Docomo. Docomo insisted Apple on carrying some apps which could charge money in there app which is a huge conflict with the iTunes model. Meanwhile Softbank and AU are investing in infrastructures to withstand the growth in iPhone subscribers in the future. When I see more than half the kids in middle school in Japan carrying iPhones and the the other half considering, I do not worry about the Japanese market. The organic growth will be enough.
    17 May 2012, 10:47 PM Reply Like
  • How is DoCoMo's sub share doing in Japan?
    6 Jun 2012, 01:39 PM Reply Like
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