Samsung Galaxy S III made by 75,000 workers; phone is the fastest selling gadget of all-time

Right now, 75,000 people are busy at work putting together the Samsung Galaxy S III and with 9 million units pre-ordered, this is going to keep each and every one of them busy for some time; using info from Samsung and Apple ExtremeTech.com gets to the 75,000 figure...
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70. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

a thumbs up from me. True said.....

44. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

We're really all just thumbs downing Taco because we all don't like him. He could one day praise Android and the most zealous Android fanboy would still thumbs down him for his past comments. Lol. Just like Anonymous, We never forget.

71. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

In other words fandroids use the thumbdown button as their toy and and not based on its comments itself... thats pretty dumb.. but not surprise

75. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Oh my gosh, what's up with all the we we we i.e. "we never forget". I swear Android is the new cult. Slightly scary

45. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Wow, factual information?? Who would have thought?

27. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

so Apple pay is low to workers. they love sucking blood out ov human and underpay them..... how sick sad company Apple is..... mmm knowing that really apple a company itself are were born greedy.

8. shnibz

Posts: 509; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Gonna be a GREAT phone!....but a little to big and a bit ugly for my taste

32. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

if this phone had a more premium feel unlike all the other samsung phones and didn't have its goofy/plain design, it probably would have done even better. It's kinda weird though because last week many agreed that this phone was slightly a disappointment. lol, to each his own i guess.

10. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

Yea, didn't the iPhone 4s per order reach a pretty large number?

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Man look at that pay discrepancy. Ethics vs slavery.

30. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

You do realize Korea is a first world nation and China isn't it. This has absolutely nothing to do about ethics and slavery.

38. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

sorry but facts aren't remix's strong suit

39. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Irony, thy name is taco50.

42. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

That recalls me ov APPLE-ROYALLY™ Taco is a ifan APPLE-ROYALLY™ is way above him........

65. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

every time you use that as a come back, your completely wrong and have no argument, which is why you resort to idiotic insults that have no basis in reality. Isnt it time for you to run along with your tail between your legs like you do every time you've been proven wrong? (which is daily)

66. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You just used no argument and instead resulted to personal attacks as usual. Ironic don't you think?

53. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

An American company (Apple) is outsourcing, because China's labor is cheaper, while our own nation's manufacturing is suffering. Sounds like bad ethics to me.

64. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Most of Samsungs factories are in the phillipines, which is not a 1st world country, and still pays double and triple what apple pays... with benefits like health care and paid vacations. 2 things you will not likely ever see at an apple-foxconn plant.

68. manzl

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

yes it does...apple is an american company so it has to pay what amt it pays for us citizen same to chinese ..instead they are using slavery and pay cut to chinese people...

56. ph00ny

Posts: 2025; Member since: May 26, 2011

Ironically, Samsung actually has a fab in texas to build parts for Apple.

12. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Um..wait..fastest selling gadget of all time? THIS IS HUGE! I thought no phone can come close to iphone, and now we have a single android topping even the iphone4S pre-orders?!!? Wow, just wow. An incredible upset there. For the first time in history, one android phone will outsell the iphone in the quarter. (i'm figuring the SGSIII should go to about 30 million in the period vs around 25million 4S's)

13. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

um..wait no.2, lol..if kinect is the previous fastest selling gadget(8 million in 60 days), what about the iphone 4s and it's 30+ million in 90 days? iphone is still untouchable, i'm afraid

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The iphone sold less than 5 million launch weekend. The SGS3 hasnt even launched yet, this is just preorders and its already at almost 10 million. If the enthusiasm keeps up for 90 days, its going to be well more than 30 million. Before anyone starts any flame wars, let the phone actually launch first.. lol

28. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

obviously your comparing mainstream basic fashion vs uniqueness....

17. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

it's pretty amazing considering the iphone (iOS) only has to compete against itself, while samsung has to compete against hundreds of android phones.

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Good logic there buddy. iPhone doesn't compete with android???? I'm confused...

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

he is making the same point we have tried to get you to understand for years concerning single device sales. the top iphone has no competition.. if you want the top iphone, you have one choice. the top android phone has competition from all angles within android to split sales with, on top of competition from outside the OS. There is much more competition for an android sale than there is for an iOS sale. If these numbers are true, they are nothing short of remarkable. I knew the iphone's single device sales fanboy bulletpoint would be overtaken soon, but I didnt think it would happen just yet. I figured it would be the SGS4, so surprise surprise if the sales hold up for the SGS3.

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

complete lack of logic as usual

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

your response reminds me that you have no idea what logic actually is.

33. leftheodo

Posts: 108; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Can you please answer me one simple question? If i was an iOS fan and i wanted to buy an iOS smartphone, what choices would I have? Cause I'm an Android fan and every time I want to buy a new high end smartphone I have at least 6 or 7 different devices to choose from! This is LOGIC!
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