In a previous article, I reported on how the Apple iPhone had completely surpassed expectations in its quarterly sales. It is no secret that Apple is always a BUY BUY BUY! But Samsung, the world’s No.2 (behind Nokia) handset maker, expects to sell 25 million smartphone handsets this year, exceeding its earlier target, and aims to DOUBLE that number in shipments for 2011, according to a media report on Friday.
JK Shin, head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications division, told reporters at the IFA trade show in Berlin that its 2010 smartphone sales would greatly exceed the original target of 18 million units thanks to the popularity of its Android-based Galaxy S model. Samsung has shipped 1 million Galaxy S style smartphones in the U.S. alone since the mid-July launch.
Samsung made the savvy business decision to offer the Galaxy S through multiple carriers and that is helping attract customers from every carrier. The Galaxy S is a ‘line’ of Android smartphones, not a single device. The models released so far have been the Samsung Captivate for AT&T and the Samsung Vibrant for T-Mobile. Sprint is unveiling the Samsung Epic 4G and Verizon Wireless will introduce the Samsung Fascinate this fall.
This Just In: Smartphones are the sh*t. They have completely changed the game. You cannot go anywhere without your smartphone anymore. It is your lifeline! To have the ability to make calls, use apps, and have access to the Internet AND all of your social network sites to share on…I mean come on!