I love this story about how iPhone is going to be popular in Japan. Money quote:
When the iPhone launch was announced in Japan, the media started to bash the iPhone immediately saying that it wouldn’t sell at all…The queues today prove that the Japanese do indeed want iPhones.
The makers believe that they know what Japanese consumers want – which is everything. This is the reason why Japanese phones are thick and stuffed with TV’s, 7 mega pixel cameras, games, electric money etc etc. They all look the same and have mingy keyboards.
The Japanese want something simple and easy to use.
7.11.08 is a great day for Mobile User Experience around the world.