Report: Samsung sells 600K Galaxy Tabs

Samsung has sold more than 600,000 Galaxy Tab tablets worldwide in the first month of sales, according to a report in the Korea Herald. This falls short of Apple's first-month one million mark in U.S.

Samsung Electronics said Sunday it had sold more than 600,000 Galaxy Tab tablets worldwide in the first month of sales, according to a report in the Korea Herald.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first major Android tablet to compete with the iPad.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first major Android tablet to compete with the iPad. Samsung

The 7-inch tablet was released about a month ago and is now available in United States, Japan, South Korea, and Italy, among other countries. In South Korea, about 30,000 units have been sold through SK Telecom since November 14 when it was launched there, the newspaper said.

The Galaxy Tab has gotten a lot of attention because it's seen as the first major Android-based rival to Apple's iPad.

It is currently offered with Google's Android 2.2 ("Froyo") and packs a 1GHz Samsung processor with Imagination's latest and greatest PowerVR SGX540 graphics technology. Apple's iPad, by comparison, is believed to use an older PowerVR SGX535 graphics processor with the Apple A4 processor. Like the Galaxy Tab, Apple's A4 chip runs at 1GHz.

The Galaxy Tab also has front and rear cameras and supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1, two features completely absent on the iPad.

Apple sold one million Wi-Fi-only iPads in the first month of sales in the U.S. (The Galaxy Tab is available with 3G.) And, to date, has sold more than 7 million iPads worldwide. Samsung is targeting 1 million Galaxy Tabs by the end of the year, according to the Korea Herald.

About the author

Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.

 

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