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Samsung to sell a million Tabs by Christmas

Engadget reports that Samsung are on target to ship a million 7″ Galaxy Tab units by the end of this year. The company has already knocked back 600,000 so far — which is rather impressive.

I was hoping for a more aggressive pricing strategy, but I’m still pleased to have seen a decent tablet entrant to the marketplace.

Have you tried one yet? The 7″ form factor is rather sweet. I like that it fits precisely into my inside suit jacket — and I mean precisely! (In this position the Tab will also do a good job of stopping a bullet or a crazed knife attack to the heart.)

Perhaps one of the most astonishing features of the Tab is the camera. It feels highly weird — but rather exciting — to use a 7″ viewfinder. And the quality’s not bad either.

Interestingly, amongst the general population I’ve observed, the Tab appears to hold similar cachet to the iPad. And the additional camera(s) really set it apart (“oh, much better than the iPad”).

Do you know someone who owns a Samsung Tab? I now know about 6 people who have one. I think the fact you can pick one up in Carphone Warehouse here in the UK (slightly subsidised) is helping the units get out to the larger consumer market.

So a million units by Christmas? Or even by early Q1 next year? Very good performance Samsung.

I’m pleased the industry hasn’t left it all to Apple…

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Ewan,

    Alex from RIM here. Glad that you agree with the 7″ screen size. The BlackBerry PlayBook is exactly that too. The PlayBook is also a lighter device than other leading tablets, I can vouch for that myself having one here at my desk! – Definitely a pocket fitter!

    We are hoping to make a strong impact ourselves when the PlayBook launches in Q1 2011, keep an eye out for more video demonstrations soon.

    Thanks again!
    Alex

  2. So the PlayBook fits perfectly too, Alex? I really am looking forward
    to the launch as it will most certainly blow the doors off the Tablet
    marketplace. Bring it on!

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