These photos are from Hong Kong last week as I visited Sham Shui Po and Monkok. Until last year, the whole building was filled with used cell phones of all makes and models. You can find almost any phone they ever made int he past few years. Each shop had it’s strength and weakness, one may be a Nokia expert and one for Motorola or GSM vs CDMA etc. People flocked here because you can find not only batteries but rear cover for your Nokia N95 etc.. There is a BIG change happening here this year as some shops have converted, to shops specializing only in iPhone. Some renewed their shops to sell cases for iPhone only, not just one or two, I saw many iPhone case shops here. Such is the force of the iPhone. However cases and peripherals found here were not in their highest quality. Cheap but not good quality, utilizing the same mold and fake swaro elements and cheap stick on glues.
Many second hand shops here will probably become Google / Apple specialists in order to survive the slowing demand for GSM and traditional phone, and will most likely convert to being a smartphone shop at the least.
先週香港旅行の時の写真：数カ月前まで中古電話機を売る店が多かった中古電話販売ビル。数店舗はiPhone用製品を販売するだけの店に変わっていった。このビル全体がiPhoneとAndroid本体と周辺機器だけを売るビルになる可能性もある。同じ現象が以前おこっている：PCゲーム売り場がPSP/PS3, DS/Wii and XBox売り場に。ケースの数だけでも目が回る。大半が同じ金型から作られた粗悪品。フィットもモールドラインも全ぶダメ。光物も直ぐ剥がれる。こんなとこで弊社製品が売られないこと祈る。