• Kyodo


Softbank Mobile Corp. was the nation’s top gainer in mobile phone contracts for the second year in a row in fiscal 2011, the companies’ reports showed Friday.

In the year to last month, Softbank achieved a record net increase of 3,540,300 contracts compared with its previous high of 3,532,100 in fiscal 2010 by taking advantage of Apple Inc.’s iPhone 4S smartphone and iPad tablet computer and other popular products.

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