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.
According to a Taiwanese news source, the world's second biggest PC manufacturer may announce a 7-inch Android tablet alongside the announcement of its 10-inch Windows 7 tablet today.
Digitimes reports that today might be a big day for tablets. The 10-inch Windows tablet seems like a lock, but a smaller, Android tablet that would go head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy Tab (which just announced 600,000 units sold in the first month of sales) MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 23, 2010 10:12 AM ET
According to a Korean Newspaper, the Galaxy Tab is off to a strong worldwide start.
Perhaps, contrary to what Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs says, the seven inch tablet isn't dead on arrival.
The Korean Herald reports that the Samsung Galaxy Tab has sold over 600,000 units in the month since its launch. The Tab launched first on T-Mobile in the U.S. twelve days ago on November 10th.
That likely makes it the fastest selling MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 22, 2010 11:45 AM ET
Samsung didn't show off this functionality during its North American demo.
Another great use of the Galaxy Tab, which Samsung is positioning as a "take with you tablet," is as a home automation device. Here's a presentation (via Engadget) of the Galaxy Tab being used to control various devices around the house:
The demo depicts live widget-based control over your home's HVAC, TV (including remote viewing), stove, oven, dryer, vacuum robot, and MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 27, 2010 9:22 AM ET
It you can't get enough of Samsung's Android 2.2-powered Galaxy Tab, here's almost 10 minutes worth of video of the mini tablet in action.
You may want to mute the soundtrack to this video.
Good news for Europeans: It looks like the first Galaxy Tabs are hitting High Street for £587.49 on October 22nd. iPads with 3G start at £529.00 in the UK but are without cameras.
If, for some reason, the seven inch MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 23, 2010 1:37 PM ET
Samsung announced that they're selling 2 million Galaxy S Android phones on all four major networks. They're going with the same strategy on Tabs.
It is hard to argue with Samsung's strategy of making their phones available across all carriers. They announced that they are about to cross the 2 million Galaxy S phone mark in just over two months of sales in the U.S. They expect to have sold five MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 17, 2010 5:14 PM ET
Depending on who you ask, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be priced either way above or way below the iPad.
The price of the first brand-name Android tablet is anyone's guess. In fact, it is everyone's guess.
Engadget heard that it would cost over $1000 without a plan. That was refuted by Samsung, but O2's official German Twitter account tweeted that it would be €759 (about $972) in all -- a "€99 MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 6, 2010 3:34 PM ET
Blurring the line between phone and tablet even further, a video today shows that the seven inch Galaxy Tablet is also a huge cell phone.
Pundits have decried the 5-inch Dell Streak for being too big to be a phone, some even saying that it is like holding a flip flop sandal or a waffle to their ears. Add two inches to that, and you have the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 26, 2010 11:59 AM ET
It will show itself in Germany on September 2nd, but Samsung has released a sneak preview today.
The video was posted to Samsung's new Galaxy Tab Portal this morning.
Some other Android news from Samsung today:Seth Weintraub - Aug 24, 2010 2:52 PM ET
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