Samsung crows of 1 million U.S. Galaxy S shipments

Samsung said it has shipped 1 million Galaxy S smartphones in the U.S. market in the month and a half the smartphone has been on sale.

Samsung’s Galaxy S phone is headed to Verizon Wireless.The high-end phone powered by Google's Android platform is available via T-Mobile USA as the Vibrant and AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) as the Captivate. T-Mobile began selling the phone July 21 and AT&T began pushing the device Aug. 15. Samsung also plans to release a version for Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) Aug. 31, which will be Sprint's second WiMAX smartphone. Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ), U.S. Cellular and Cellular South also plan to launch their own versions.

The Galaxy S line is Samsung's flagship smartphone. The company released the gadget earlier this year in international markets, and managed to rack up 1 million shipments in three weeks, before the Galaxy S became available in the United States. Most variants of the Galaxy S run on Android 2.1 and sport a 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and 5-megapixel camera.

Samsung's devices are competing with other high-end Android phones in the U.S. market, such as the HTC Evo and Incredible and Motorola (NYSE:MOT) Droid X.

Verizon's version of the Galaxy S, called the Fascinate, is now available for pre-order at Best Buy. According to the blog Boy Genius Report, Verizon is set to launch the phone Sept. 9. A Verizon spokeswoman declined to comment.

For more:
- see this Fortune blog post
- see this Engadget post

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