all japanese brands
interesting that the brands they are touting are japanese home brands (had to verify whether or not sharp/fujitsu were from japan but they are).
from a global perspective those brands seem to do poorly relative to the more obvious players.
Not saying it's a bad thing to promote your local brands.. it is nice to see someone promoting their own stuff, but it really seems like this operator was looking for any excuse to not pitch a non japanese handset.
from a WSJ blog post I just came across(which talked about NEC and Panasonic exiting the smartphone business):
"According to a report released in May from Japan’s MM Research Institute, Apple was the largest smartphone vendor by shipment in Japan for the 12 months through March with a 35.9% share, followed by Fujitsu’s 13% and Sony 12%."
So I guess their local brands do fairly well in the home market.