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How long does it take for Japanese cell phones to transition over to the U.S.A. on avarage?

Asked by intro24 (1431points) July 17th, 2008

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robmandu's avatar

They have IR for zapping phone numbers, contact info, micro-payments. They include little slots for dangly little personal doo-dads. (source)

So far, it would seem like never, based on what’s offered here. I mean, I’ve got the coolest little pocket watch that I’ve been dying to attach to something besides my pocket.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Wayyyyyyyyyyy to long. Ive been waiting for this phone to come out here, supposedly next this month its being released, but its been out in Japan for over 5 years and theirs has way more features. How in the hell do we have such a delay and then lose features once it finally gets here, shouldnt we have more? But no American phone companies blow.<glares at verizon>

cooksalot's avatar

Good question. Cell service was every where else with the nice phones we have today, back when the big clunkers with the 5 pound batteries were introduced here. Tho’ I do have to say my MotoQ has IR.

sndfreQ's avatar

Aahh…forget Japan; look at what the Koreans are putting out in their markets…IMO they’re at least 3–5 years ahead of the curve. You can thank American Telco for that (man I’m in a cynical mood tonight!!)

Indy318's avatar

electronics esp. in japan are on average 2–3 years more advanced than that of their US contetparts. I phone in Tokyo would take a min of 2 years to reach new York, one of our more advanced cities

cooksalot's avatar

Hey look at that new Samsung that Sprint has out. It’s been available in Korea for the last 5 years according to the news article I read a few months back.

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