Samsung sells a million Galaxy Tabs, ups 2010 estimates 50%

December 3, 2010: 7:49 AM ET

Selling alongside the iPad, the smaller Galaxy Tab has found a market.

Samsung said it had moved one million Galaxy Tabs less than two months after launch and less than a month after its U.S. launch on T-Mobile on November 10.  Apple (AAPL) sold 2 million iPads in its first two months, though those weren't holiday shopping months (nor did Apple have any competition).

Samsung announced two weeks ago it had sold 600,000 Tabs and was on track to sell a million by the end of the year. It has revised those earlier sales forecasts upward from 1 million in 2010 to 1.5 million units by year end.  It is hard not to be impressed with the success of the Tab.

Clearly the Tab has found a market with its smaller, "pocket-friendly" form factor, cameras, Google's (GOOG) Android 2.2 OS, and its compatibility with Adobe's Flash. It is now available through some 120 mobile carriers in 64 countries.

Samsung also announced 3 million Galaxy S phones sold in the US and that it was the largest Android OEM (judged by Gartner)  in the US, something I covered a few weeks ago.

In other Samsung news (for you conspiracy theorists who think that Sammy is juicing the news today to boost share and moral), two of Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee's children were promoted to president in a move viewed as a step that will eventually lead to a generational change at the top of Korea's largest business empire.

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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