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Samsung: We'll Ship 10,000,000 Galaxy Tabs

We still don't know how much the Galaxy Tab is going to cost when it's finally released. Recent rumors put the price at anywhere between $200 and $1,000. Regardless of the fact that they have yet to announce a price, Samsung believes the 7-inch tablet will be a screaming success. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung's Hankil Yoon said the company predicts it'll ship 10 million Galaxy Tabs and take a third of the global tablet market next year. Yoon went on to confirm Samsung's plans to eventually have a whole Galaxy Tab line, and said it is exploring the possibility of 10-inch or six-inch versions.

Late last week rumors began circulating regarding European pricing for the device. Though it wasn't clear whether the prices being bandied about by retailers were the full, unsubsidized prices, some people were shocked to see numbers upwards of £600. Samsung this week said that U.S. pricing for the device will be somewhere between $200 and $300, depending on carrier subsidies.

Source: Wall Street Journal via Information Week via Engadget.

  • eklipz330
    yup i just checked my multiplication tables and i was right


    that number is indeed, over 9000.
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  • fonzy
    Well atleast Samsung doesn't suffer from over confidence.
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  • tntom
    So that means they predict the global market for tablets will be 30 million next year? Seems a little much to me. They are basically larger PDAs which I thought nobody was interested in anymore because nobody wanted to carry both a phone and a PDA. Does this mean people are going to stop carrying cell phones now, and just Text and IM?
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  • aaron92
    So that means they expect that 0.0015% of the World's population will want one...
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  • getreal
    Looks like Samsung is going to lose a lot of money. I doubt they sell more than 50,000 of these cheap, iPad wannabes.
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  • Stryter
    Whoa, slow down there speed racer! Let's not get carried away.
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  • screechy
    Someones glass is half full. Me I'm more of a half empty kinda guy and say 1,000,000 at the best
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  • jojesa
    Correction:
    "Samsung: We'll Ship 10,000 Galaxy Tabs"
    If I'm able to do on this table what I'm able to do on my netbook...then I will get one.
    So that will be 10,001
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  • cartzz
    sweet. after 5 months we might find them on woot for like 100 bucks...if they bomb.
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  • tayb
    tntomSo that means they predict the global market for tablets will be 30 million next year? Seems a little much to me. They are basically larger PDAs which I thought nobody was interested in anymore because nobody wanted to carry both a phone and a PDA. Does this mean people are going to stop carrying cell phones now, and just Text and IM?
    This is a notebook replacement, not a cell phone replacement. Nobody is expecting you to carry around a 7"-10" tablet and hold it up to your face.

    What I've come to realize is that most people, myself included, don't actually have a use for a laptop other than the fact that it is more portable than a desktop. I would much rather have a desktop and a tablet such as this than just a notebook. Think about what most people do with their notebooks... it's all nonsense. I've got a desktop I assembled, a MacBook Pro, and a BlackBerry Bold. I would love to sell the MBP, replace it with a tablet such as this, and rock on with the desktop whenever I need the heavy lifting.

    Of course all of this is predicated on this device not costing an arm and a leg. Sorry but I don't sign contracts with cell providers and I'm not spending more than $400 on this kind of a device. If Samsung expects to sell 10,000,000 of these the price better be less than half of the estimated $1,000 and it better be WITHOUT carrier subsidies.
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