Samsung has more reasons to crow about its Galaxy S line of smartphones. The company said that of the 7 million total units shipped globally, 3 million have been shipped in the United States since the phone went on sale in July.
The company's flagship Android smartphone is available from all four Tier 1 U.S. carriers as well as U.S. Cellular. Samsung CMO Paul Golden told Reuters that sales of the device have been flowing steadily at all four of the Tier 1 carriers.
"We're in a situation where we wish we had more supply," he said. The company has had difficulty making enough of the device's AMOLED screen, which is on all of the phones. Samsung said earlier this year that its mobile display unit will invest $2.1 billion to build an AMOLED display line that will start production in July 2011.
Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) and Samsung unveiled the latest member of the Galaxy S line at a press event in New York City Monday night--the much-rumored Continuum. The device is notable due to the 1.8-inch Super AMOLED ticker display at the bottom of the device that will present news, sports, finance and social networking updates without disrupting activities on the gadget's main 3.4-inch screen.
The Conintuum runs version 2.1 of Google's operating system, and--like some of Verizon's Android phones--comes preloaded with Microsoft's Bing Search and Maps applications. The device has a 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, WiFi, Swype and a grip sensor at the bottom that activates the ticker screen. The Continuum costs $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate and will be available for order Nov. 11 and in stores Nov. 18.
- see this Reuters article
- see this Verizon release
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