Samsung reportedly sells 600,000 Galaxy Tabs

Daniel Ionescu, Macworld
24 November, 2010
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Samsung says it has sold more than 600,000 Galaxy Tab Android tablets worldwide, according to a Korea Herald report. The figure represents the first 30 days of sales of the tablet, which is available in more than 30 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. The number keeps Samsung on track for its target of one million devices sold by the end of this year.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab, a 7in Google Android tablet that competes with the iPad, was launched in mid-October in some European countries, and arrived in Australia in mid-November.

Despite some shortcomings, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is widely seen by reviewers as a worthy competitor to the iPad, which has been purchased by more than 7.5 million users since it launched in April. The Tab also has some advantages over the iPad, such as dual cameras and Adobe Flash support, alongside wider availability on several wireless carriers in the US.

Meanwhile, Samsung also promised a Wi-Fi-only version of the Galaxy Tab, to complement the Wi-Fi+3G version now on the market. Apple’s iPad also comes in two versions, one with Wi-Fi only, and one with Wi-Fi+3G.

Can the Samsung Galaxy Tab beat the iPad in sales this holiday season? Sound off in the comments.

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  1. Peter T. says:

    Samsung has been very coy on battery life for the Tab. I’ve only read one technology report where the author referred to battery life and he was only able to get about 3-4 hours of continuous use. If that is correct, then there will likely be a lot of current purchasers of Tab’s who become very ticked-off about poor battery life! It makes it somewhat useless for business and not particularly useful for general consumers. I hope to read more reviews about the Tab’s battery life that confirm or contest that one article that I’ve read.

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