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  • Is Apple (AAPL -0.5%) finally close to scoring an iPhone deal with NTT DoCoMo (DCM)? The president of the top Japanese carrier, which has been bleeding share to iPhone-carrying SoftBank (SFTBF.PK) and KDDI, says his company is willing to sell the iPhone if it can reach a mutually beneficial deal. DoCoMo and Apple have reportedly been at odds in the past over Apple's purchase requirements and DoCoMo's insistence on pre-installing some of its apps. (China Mobile[View news story]
    I live in Japan and rest assured a deal with NTT DoCoMo would be a big deal. Softbank's signal coverage is weak thoughout Japan, forcing many, including me, to use NTT and other than Apple phones. The Japanese cell phone market is the most sophisticated in the world. The technology is cutting edge and way ahead of other nations, especially the USA. Moreover, the Japanese love Apple products. It will be a win win for both NTT & Apple.
    Jan 12 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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