We first brought you news sometime last week that KDDI will be offering the iPhone 5 sometime next year, breaking Softbank’s monopoly on the situation, and it seems as though KDDI has wasted no time in making sure the iPhone 5 is going to be heavily marketed by them. After all, the second largest telecom carrier in Japan recently took down their “Android au” website according to Asiajin’s report, and this is because of the anticipation which runs high concerning the imminent arrival of the iPhone 5 on its ‘au’ network.
As at press time, the Android au website has been rather interactive, featuring videos of the popular Japanese boy band Arashi who paraded KDDI’s Android lineup, but right now, nothing is on display save for the phrase “Android(tm) au サイトは終了いたしました。” (translated: “Android au site has finished”), which will then redirect visitors to the company’s au website. Interesting. I’ve always wondered, can’t they just sell phones from both sides of the divide? I’m sure KDDI doesn’t mind…
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