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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik