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Galaxy S II Rockets Off the Launch Pad With Three Million Pre-Orders

Sales of Samsung’s new Galaxy S II smartphone have gotten off to a heck of a start.

The handset manufacturer said today that by April’s end it had received three million pre-orders globally for the dual-core Android device, making it Samsung’s best-selling smartphone so far this year. Remember, the company sold 120,000 S IIs in the first few days it was available for purchase.

“There is surging demand for the device from several countries,” a Samsung spokesman said. “We will do our best to meet the global demand.”

An impressive achievement, particularly since the S II isn’t yet available for pre-order in a number of countries, including the United States. Seems Samsung is well on its way to meeting its sales goal for the device. “The Galaxy S was forecast to surpass 10 million sales last year,” Shin Jong-kyun, president of Samsung’s mobile business, said in late April. “The Galaxy S II will also top 10 million sales.”

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