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 3:34:53 PM
It's the person's inability to understand the concept that other people's needs and preferences differ from theirs.
iFan or AndroidFan are insecure in their choice of phone. They want external confirmation that they made the right choice. So anyone who chose a different phone stokes their insecurity. To quell it, they set about trying to show why those people made the "wrong" choice. If they can convince themselves that those people were stupid or deluded or uninformed, they their phone choice doesn't threaten their security anymore.
The mechanism affects AndroidFan less because there are so many different choices of Android phones. The process of selecting an Android phone forces them to acknowledge that different people have different preferences. iFan OTOH only has one current model and a few older models, so is put in a greater state of insecurity since it's highly unlikely that all the features of the iPhone
matched what they were looking for in a phone.
If you're secure in the knowledge that your choice of phone was the right one, you won't give a damn what phone other people use. You evaluated your needs, you found which phone fit those needs best, end of story. What other people say won't change that evaluation.
That is the root of it. Then there's a lot of noise that comes about as people who made a different choice defend against the insecure fan's silly forum argument that the one phone they chose is best for everyone. Ask yourself this: Can you see yourself recommending a different phone from yours to a good friend? If not, then the problem is you, not them.
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