Samsung Admits Galaxy Tab Sales Are \'Quite Small\'

Samsung Admits Galaxy Tab Sales Are \'Quite Small\'

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Samsung admitted that its Galaxy Tab sales have actually been 'quite small' during its quarterly earnings call, according to the WSJ.

In early December, Samsung announced it had sold one million devices "faster than expected". In January it announced sales of two million. It now appears that these were actually shipments to retailers rather than actual sales to customers.

Samsung executive, Lee Young-hee, had this to say,

"Well, your question was on sell-in and sell-out. As you heard, our sell-in was quite aggressive and this first quarterly result was quite, you know, fourth-quarter unit [figure] was around two million. Then, in terms of sell-out, we also believe it was quite small. We believe, as the introduction of new device, it was required to have consumers invest in the device. So therefore, even though sell-out wasn’t as fast as we expected, we still believe sell-out was quite OK."

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Chris - February 1, 2011 at 11:02am
I wanted one, til I saw the price.
leo - February 1, 2011 at 12:27am
On one side it\'s a product developed for years by Apple, who invented computer mouse, windows.... you name it, and on the other, it\'s a copycat product copied within 6 months by a not-good-at-anything state-supported bribing Korean cheap factory. Even Google warned that the OS is not for slate computer and yet they went for it because they think the consumers are idiots and can be wooed just by commercials and PR. Of course the sale number says everything! Korean are notorious for lying and cheating: Wie in women golf, Huang in stem-cell research and now Samsung in sale number!
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harrison lee - January 31, 2011 at 8:30pm
lower the price and i\'ll buy it. i wont buy any tablet or ipad for more than 500$ :)))) sorry im cheap but i like manufacturing price ;)
LA - January 31, 2011 at 7:27pm
iPad rules! \\m/
jon - January 31, 2011 at 9:35pm
shut up apple slave!!!! ha ha new ipad 1mp camera.......still not flash and no retina display........MOTOROLA WILL RULE.........
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