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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.