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Samsung ships 2m Galaxy Tabs in its first three months

updated 05:35 pm EST, Thu January 27, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab hits 2m in 3 months on sale

Samsung on Wednesday let slip that it had shipped two million Galaxy Tab devices in the roughly three months it had been on sale in October. The figure, reached just this week, represented a doubling of the tablet's sales rate, as it had only delivered one million in two months at the start of December. It credited the boost to the sheer exposure of the Android tablet, which was on sale through 200 carriers in 94 countries and could be found unlocked in some areas.

The results for the device kept it the most popular Android tablet in the world but put it significantly behind Apple. It sold 7.33 million iPads over the same period.

Whether or not the existing Galaxy Tab will continue its run is uncertain. Samsung is known to be planning a Galaxy Tab 2 for Mobile World Congress that should use Android 3.0 and possibly leap to a 10-inch size. The move could leave the original tablet as a 'dead' product since it would run on a version of Android that Google doesn't support on tablets and which Samsung is unlikely to favor in the future.

Competitors will also pose problems. Along with a second-generation iPad, the Galaxy Tab will have to contend with Android 3.0 tablets like the Motorola Xoom as well as the BlackBerry PlayBook and other closed but high-performance rivals. [via Yonhap News]

By Electronista Staff


  1. Jonathan-Tanya

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    good sales for being overpriced and unnecessary

    for being so overpriced and forcing someone to carry a smartphone along side the tablet - decent sales.

  1. jhawk95

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    Never seen one yet!

    I live in Chicago (in the North where all the money is too) and ride the "L" train daily and have not seen even one person with one of these yet.

    You see iPhones galore and a good number of iPads every day, but never seen another "tablet" device.

    You do see the occasional Kindle or Nook, but most people reading books still have paperbacks on the train.

    So my question is... ."Where are these two million Galaxy Tabs at?" On the shelves at Best Buy?

  1. TujuMaster

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    2 Million Shipped...

    Doesn't mean 2 million sold. The question is what they mean by ship? I have a feeling it's 2 million shipped to carriers.

  1. afaby

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    Not that impressive...

    Break it down by carrier and it's only 10,000 per carrier, or by country it's 21,276 per country. In two months. Pathetic.

  1. wrenchy

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    Ohhhhh. Is it shipped?????? Is it sold??????? Seems like changing a word here and there makes a big difference. According to this, Samsung has SOLD 2M.

    Does it make any difference? Really?

  1. slapppy

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    Thats it?


  1. Relwal

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    Flurry measured almost 1M GTs in Dec

    Flurry measured almost 1M Galaxy Tabs activated in December alone making it the 3rd most popular Android device over the holidays.

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