On the day when stock markets swooned and techies buzzed over Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs’ long-awaited entry into the mobile-phone market, Japanese consumers could be excused for wondering: Why the fuss?

But the revolution is already well underway in Japan, where cellphones are used for everything. Besides downloading music and surfing the Net, Japanese use their cellphones to navigate their way home by global positioning system, to buy movie tickets and to update personal blogs from wherever they are.

In Japan, barely a ripple – latimes.com via digg

革命的と表されるiPhoneの各機能も日本のケータイでは既に実現されているものばかりであり、誰も驚いてなどいないという記事。

それなりに大騒ぎしているようですがねぇ。

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