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Japan has long been famous for its advanced cellphones with sci-fi features like location tracking, mobile credit card payment and live TV. These handsets have been the envy of consumers in the United States, where cell technology has trailed an estimated five years or more. But while many phones would do Captain Kirk proud, most of the features are hard to use or not used at all.
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Aoki, who carries two phones, a Sony W44S and an iPhone for accessing the web, has only a vague idea of all the things the Sony cellphone is capable of doing. "Every once in a while, you find an incredible function via the complicated menu," he says.
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"It doesn't have 3G, the camera is only 2 megapixels, and it lacks fun little features like mobile wallet functions and an LED flashlight," Hayashi says. "It may sell modestly as a smart phone or as an upgraded iPod, but it's not quite cutting it as a competitor in our mobile-based culture."
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i would sooo move to japan if i could speak the language and was able to secure myself a well paying job over there.
    
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i would sooo move to japan if i could speak the language and was able to secure myself a well paying job over there.
That's not saying much. I think most of the world would move to a place where they could speak the language and secure a well paying job...
    
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That's not saying much. I think most of the world would move to a place where they could speak the language and secure a well paying job...
Hahaha, thats the truth .
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Many people in the business districts of Japan know decent English.

Also the iPhone will be slaughtered when it comes to sales. It's literally 1-2 years behind the competition in Japan.
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Well, Japan is the most technologically advanced country..
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That's not saying much. I think most of the world would move to a place where they could speak the language and secure a well paying job...
last time i checked japan is the most tech advanced country.with over 100mbit connection, qiro sony robot, and asimo.Plus they have the upper hand when it comes to sexy asian chicks. But then again, i would have sex with anyone as long as they are clean and sexy and is a female. INTERRACIAL FTW. WOOT WOOT. but non of that two girls one finger or one cup crap(no pun intended)
    
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Japan FTW,
I want to go there
    
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last time i checked japan is the most tech advanced country.with over 100mbit connection, qiro sony robot, and asimo.Plus they have the upper hand when it comes to sexy asian chicks. But then again, i would have sex with anyone as long as they are clean and sexy and is a female. INTERRACIAL FTW. WOOT WOOT. but non of that two girls one finger or one cup crap(no pun intended)
Uhh... What? No more sugar for you. Heheh.

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Yeah, so the phones are too complex YET the 'simple' iPhone isn't going to sell that well? I believe that means the phones are on the RIGHT side of 'complex' then, eh? I wouldn't mind a phone that could stream live TV so long as it had access to the History Channel. Mmm, gotta get my fix of late-night education!

That aside, though, I believe phones need to and WILL become more complex. There is no reason to need to carry so many devices (phone, music player, GPS, USB key, etc) when it could all be built into one device. Now... Let's wait to find one that has all that and a bag of chips.
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The cell phones described sound no more complex than the one's I saw in Korea. The big stupid American was the only one using money for the bus. Everyone else swiped their phones.
    
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