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Japan's curious love for old-school flip-phones continues

Smartphone shipments fell in Japan while those of feature phones are up, another sign that older devices won't go away

  • NTT DoCoMo's P-01G flip phone is seen at an electronics store in Tokyo. Feature phone shipments rose last year while smartphone shipments fell, according to one research group.

  • Flip phones are seen at an electronics store in Tokyo. For the first time in seven years, shipments of old-school flip-phones increased in 2014 in Japan while smartphones fell.

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