Samsung Galaxy S, which debuted in South Korea couple months back by Samsung in their home country, sold over 300,000 units. This certainly is a good sign since South Korea is a small country (where I am from) and I would expect they would sell more of these units worldwide, especially here in the U.S. with the launch of T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant, Sprint Epic 4G, AT&T Samsung Captivate, and Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate, all of which are variants of the original Galaxy S Android smartphone.
Also note that the Samsung Galaxy S was launched on Korea biggest network, SK Telecom (which I know for a fact that most South Koreans prefer) while iPhones were launched on KT (2nd largest network in South Korea). With big push coming from SK Telecom (the same guys who also launched CyWorld USA), it’s inevitable that Samsung Galaxy S might become very popular, if it isn’t already.
Besides that, if Samsung Galaxy S lives up to its name, I know for a fact that most South Koreans rather buy products from domestic supplier Samsung then Apple.
SEOUL, July 13 (Yonhap) — Domestic sales of the Galaxy S, the biggest bet by Samsung Electronics Co. to challenge the iconic iPhone, have surpassed 300,000 units within 19 days of its debut, SK Telecom Co. said Tuesday.
The milestone was reached at a faster pace than previous mobile phones launched here, said a spokesman for SK Telecom, South Korea’s top mobile carrier, which sells the Galaxy S.
SK Telecom, which accounts for slightly more than half of the country’s wireless market, released the Android-based smartphone on June 24, in hopes of halting the quickly rising popularity of Apple Inc.’s flagship product, which is offered by SK Telecom’s rival operator, and profiting from increased wireless data sales.