Samsung has sold over 600,000 units of its GalaxyTab tablet in the month since it went on sale, according to a report in the Korea Herald.
The 7-inch tablet, which runs Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android platform, is now on sale in more than 30 countries. All four Tier 1 U.S. carriers are selling the tablet at various prices points, and U.S. Cellular also is expected to launch the tablet. In contrast, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) sold 1 million units of its iPad in the first month of availability. Apple captured 95 percent of the tablet market in the third quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.
A Samsung spokesman based in the United States declined to comment on the report to confirm the sales figure. A Samsung spokeswoman based in south Korea did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
J.K. Shin, the head of Samsung's mobile communications division said earlier this month that the company intends to sell 1 million GalaxyTab devices by year-end. The company also plans to release more tablets in various sizes next year.
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