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Samsung sells 1 million Galaxy Tabs, vows 10-inch in 2011

updated 12:55 pm EST, Fri December 3, 2010

Samsung hits one million Galaxy Tabs, teases 10in

Samsung today said it had sold its first million Galaxy Tab slates in two months. The milestone came after it reached 600,000 in its first month and came mostly from Europe and the US, though 10 percent were from Samsung's South Korean home. The results were enough for Samsung to raise its estimate for 2010 from one million tablets to 1.5 million.

The firm also more officially confirmed a 10-inch Galaxy Tab that would ship sometime in the first half of 2011. Most of its features are still unknowns, but the larger size may need Android 3.0, or Honeycomb, to get a properly tablet-optimized OS.

Samsung's growth makes it the second largest tablet maker after Apple and gives it considerably better results than expected, although its rate is slowing down considerably versus the iPad. Apple took just one month to reach one million iPads shipped and has so far only seen its rates increase since then, reaching almost 1.4 million a month in the summer. The ratio might be small but would be enough to dislodge Apple's 95.5 percent tablet market share before 2011 begins.

By Electronista Staff


  1. chippie

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    Let The Games Begin

    I am a staunch supporter of competition in all areas of economic activity because we consumers get better product and prices out of it. Hurray for Samsung. other manufacturers get your tablets to market!

  1. erics

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    Joined: Sep 2010


    Tried it...

    First off, yes I use Apple products so I guess im a fanboy.
    However, I tried the Galaxy for about 15min (same length as my first try with iPad).
    Honestly this product is somewhat clunky compared to the iPad.
    Maybe by the time it grows to 10 itll be close...maybe.

  1. wrenchy

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    Joined: Nov 2009



    I thought 7-Inch tablets were " D . O . A . " - DEAD ON ARRIVAL?

    It appears some people like the 7" form factor.

    Could Steve be wrong???



  1. kerryb

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    shipped 1 million?

    Shipping is not the same as sold this is how statistics lie worst than a politician running for office. The location they "sold" these devices may had little to no iPad availability, now that is a statistic I would like to know.

  1. xmlaroux

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    Joined: Oct 2010


    Where does

    it say Shipped? Only does it refer to Apple Shipped....

    nuff said.

  1. mportuesi

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    They really did sell, not just ship 1 million

    Over on Engadget, they confirm that the 1 million number is for units sold, not shipped.

    'According to Kim Titus, Director of Public Relations for Samsung Mobile, the company has "sold one million Galaxy Tabs globally."'

    This is impressive, considering there is no wifi-only version of the Galaxy Tab at the moment and you must purchase through a cell carrier.

    Sounds like Steve Jobs' "7-inch tablet is dead on arrival" quote is a case of wishful thinking on his part.

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