updated 04:50 am EST, Thu December 29, 2011
Samsung Galaxy Note reaches 1 million milestone
Samsung has announced that it has shipped 1 million units of its 5.3-inch Galaxy Note. The Korean company recently revised upwards its 2011 smartphone sales estimates and at the time said that it was aiming to sell at least 2 million of the phone/tablet hybrid. While the 1 million milestone shipped is significant, the company has not revealed actual sell-through figures.
Samsung claims that there is strong demand for the Galaxy Note in France, Germany, Hong Kong and Taiwan. It also has plans to ship the device to the US in 2012. In its post, the company also says that the Note is leading the creation of a new market, although Dell may disagree with that assessment. Its Streak 5 cross-over device launched around 12 months ago, however, that device did not achieve widespread appeal and was recently axed.
In addition to its 1280x800 Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Note also features a Wacom developed stylus and custom apps allowing users to either make handwritten notes, or add comments and captions to images. The Note runs a dual-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, but is shipping with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) instead of the latest, and more optimized Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS.However, Samsung recently promised an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich before the end of Q1 2012.