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5 million Galaxy S units sold make it a cash cow for Samsung

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5 million Galaxy S units sold make it a cash cow for Samsung
When a company puts in a product outstanding features that have been dormant for years in its R&D labs, and backs it up with a simultaneous launch in 110 countries, it should expect to reap some rewards, right?

And this is exactly what is happening to Samsung with the Galaxy S. Backed up by an extensive marketing campaign on all fronts, the Super AMOLED, 1GHz Hummingbird Android handset has earned some street cred today.

Samsung said that it has sold more than five million units worldwide, two of which in the US, and a million in Korea. Coupled with the successful sales of the bada flagship Samsung Wave, these will surely result in a nice addition to Samsung's bottom line in the Q4 financial report. Moreover, the Galaxy S will be entering the Japanese market  later this month, with the Galaxy Tab coming there in November.

You research, innovate, come up with a product to wow consumers, and back it up with extensive marketing campaign to reap the benefits - nothing wrong with old school economics.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. hyc (unregistered)


Too bad their old school marketing plan didn't include their actual top of the line model (Galaxy S Pro) for anyone but Sprint. wtf is up with that? They decided they can sell 5 million already, so they don't need to try any harder and put out the Pro model?

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 09:15

2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I have to say that the Galaxy S phones are all pretty solid phones. I was a little afraid when I heard Samsung would be releasing the series to all the cellular providers around the same time. Spread too thin I thought. But it turns out that Samsung did an amazing job at competing with the Android vets HTC and Motorola.

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 11:51

3. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Captovate is such an awesome phone - I love it with my 'special' rom and apps not normally available for it...

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 11:52

4. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


CAPT...ivate...

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 12:27

5. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol. Yea, my vibrant is exellent. You would think though, that with selling so many theyd put more behind software upgrades and not take so damn long!!

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 15:07

6. Trytobee1 (unregistered)


As much as I waited and wanted the Fascinate .... Still waiting for Samsung to get rid of that long list of bugs, fix GPS, and get up to date with Froyo. Getting rid of Bing for Google would be nice too, but nit a deal breaker for me.

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