2 million Samsung Galaxy Notes sold until now, Samsung wants to sell 10 million more before the end of the year
Back in December, at the end of 2011, Samsung announced that it sold 1 million Galaxy Notes – you know, that phone-meets-tablet device with a 5.3 inch Super AMOLED HD display, a special stylus called S Pen, and Android Gingerbread (upgradeable to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich).
Now, two months after that (and four months after the device’s initial debut), the South Korean company unveiled to Forbes that the number of Galaxy Notes shipped had passed 2 million units.
This is good news not only for Samsung, but also for LG, which has recently announced a handset similar to the Galaxy Note: the LG Optimus Vu, which comes with a 5 inch display (1024 x 768 pixels, 4:3 aspect ratio), LTE, and a stylus.
There certainly is demand for ambiguous devices like these, but it remains to be seen if LG’s Optimus Vu will be as successful as the Note.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is already available in the US via AT&T (since last week, for $299.99 on contract), and it might also be launched by Verizon, although the largest US mobile carrier hasn’t confirmed anything about this.
Forbes mentions that Samsung plans to sell another 10 million Notes before the end of 2012. However, it’s not clear if we’re taking just about the 5.3 inch Note here, or also about the new 10.1 inch Galaxy Note. The second version sounds more plausible to me. But, well, we’ll see what happens at the end of the year, when Samsung should provide updates on how sales went.
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