Samsung Racks Up 20 Million Galaxy S III Sales in 100 Days
September 6, 2012 9:15 AM
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Samsung S3 is a major success
When it comes to the most popular Android smartphones on the market, Samsung traditionally has held that honor. Samsung has announced that it has sold more than 20 million Galaxy S III smartphones in the device's first 100 days of availability.
The S3 launched at the end of May and according to Samsung the device has sold at rate of about 200,000 units per day. The S3 reached the 20 million sold mark about three times faster than its predecessor the S2, and about six times faster than the original Galaxy S. Samsung offered details breaking down the 20 million number by country.
According to the manufacturer 6 million of the sales came in Europe, 4.5 million units were sold in Asia, 4 million units were sold in North America, and 2.5 million were sold in Korea. While sales of the S3 reached the 20 million mark quicker than the two previous S devices, the S3 still has a way to go to match raw sales numbers for its predecessors.
So far, the S2 has sold 28 million units, and the original S has sold 24 million units as of this June.
A Samsung spokesperson said, "Galaxy S III is for non-technical people to evolve and in smart phones the global smartphone market. [Samsung] is making a few changes to the [smartphone] and will try our best to provide a special experience for consumers to differentiate continuous innovation through the creation of products in the future."
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RE: Good for them
9/6/2012 2:30:37 PM
Maybe because they think of themselves as being so cool with their chosen phone, but feel as though that coolness factor gets taken down a notch when other people don't instantly recognize it, by their choice of another phone?? With some people, it's fast cars....with some people, it's phones.
Personally, after seeing the foolishness of Apple's recent attacks in court, due to ridiculous patents they've been granted, and claims they've made, has turned me off completely from their products. If you can't compete in the market solely with the product you offer, and have to resort to using the law firm of "Dewey, Cheatum & Howe" to sue everyone else out of existance, then I believe you're not worth consideration of my hard earned money.
Other folks might disagree with that, but they're the lemmings that have turned Apple into a gazillion dollar business, haven't they??
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