Apple iPhone to Japan: Talks With DoCoMo, Softbank

Apple’s Steve Jobs (AAPL) recently met with heads of Japan’s No. 1 mobile operator NTT DoCoMo and No. 3 Softbank about launching the iPhone in, WSJ reports.

  • Japan important market for iPhone: 100 million wireless users who buy new phones every 2 years and used to ponying up for data services, ring tones, etc. Also installed iPod fan base.
  • Hurdle is share of subscription revenue. Apple demanding usual 10% (est), DoCoMo understandably balking.
  • Classic negotiation ploy: Apple using Softbank as stalking horse to force DoCoMo into deal:

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