Apple’s iPhone partner in Japan has been announced – it’s SoftBank. The short release states:
SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp. today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Japan later this year.
Engadget notes that it’s interesting to see whether they’ll get a 3G iPhone. SoftBank is a W-CDMA (UMTS 3G), not GSM/EDGE carrier, a fact that points them to believe Japanese mobile phone users will be amongst the first to enjoy the 3G speeds on their shiny phones.
We’ll watch this carefully, have no doubt about it…