Samsung to Jobs: We’re Going to Sell a Million of These “DOA” Tablets
According to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the “handful of credible tablets” currently headed to market will be “dead on arrival.” So the claim with which Samsung launched its Galaxy Tab slate in its home market today was somewhat brazen.
“We have received a very good market response in countries in Southeast Asia and Europe,” J.K. Shin, president of the company’s mobile business, told reporters at an event in Seoul. “I estimate we will be able to sell more than a million units worldwide by the end of this year.”
So one million Galaxy Tabs sold in a little under 60 days. Certainly seems possible–assuming the device isn’t DOA, as Jobs predicts. After all, Apple sold one million iPads in 28 days and more than two million in less than 60. And according to some early reviews, the Galaxy Tab is among the best Android tablets headed to market. And if that doesn’t prove to be the case, Samsung has a few others in the pipeline that may fit the bill. Said Shin, “Various tablet sizes will be launched by many companies next year. In order to cement our strong presence in the tablet market, Samsung is also preparing other kinds of tablet devices.”