The latest sales numbers are in for the 5.3 inch Galaxy Note. There are now 7,000,000 Galaxy Note owners out there rocking huge screens and sweet styli. These figures are small relative to the Galaxy S line though which has sold over 50,000,000 devices.
The Galaxy Note has been around for a few months but only recently launched in the United Sates. During Mobile World Congress, Forbes had a conversation with Samsung where Samsung devolved sales numbers.
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Well they have shipped them at least. Honestly there is not much of a difference, in a few days the customers will have bought them and it then they will have sold the units. Samsung credits their success with the fact that it is sold on 200 carriers in 94 countries!
The sales are being stifled of course by the uncertainty of Android 3.0 on the current Galaxy Tab model. Recently I saw that it has been ported to the Nook Color E-Reader. It was not very robust, but the Galaxy Tab has superior specs than the Nook. With out a doubt there will be Android 3.0 on the Galaxy Tab through unofficial channels and possibly through official ones.
In the same period of time after its launch (three months) the iPad had sold over seven million units. This is largely due to the lower price point with the Wi-Fi version of the tablet.
The Galaxy Tab is still the most popular Android powered tablet by an enormous margin.
The Galaxy Tab has only been widely available for about a month and America has had for even less time, but Samsung managed to push over 1,000,000 of these 7″ tablets out despite the fact that there is still no Wi-Fi only variant in sight.
Now let’s compare this to the iPad’s opening month. Apple reported that it sold 1,000,000 tablets in just under a month (28 days). These figures are nearly identical. Keep in mind that Apple only sold the cheaper Wi-Fi only version of the iPad during this time, which put it at a better price point.
Samsung has set a new goal to sell 500,000 more Tabs this calendar year bringing their total sales figures to 1,500,000. Read More