Samsung ships 1 million Galaxy S phones in the U.S.

Well here is a story you would not have expected to see some 3 years ago, or even 6 months ago. Samsung’s very first iPhone competitor was the Samsung Instinct. With the Instinct being exclusive to Sprint, Samsung did what it is now known for doing, put the phone on different carriers with different names. The Instinct had very good short-term success, but as you can see by the simple fact that you never hear about the Instinct today, it had very little long-term success. Samsung then took the already known Behold name and threw Android 1.5 on it. I don’t know if Samsung was just simply testing the waters with this phone, but it ended in disaster. Angry customers because it wasn’t ever going to be updated. It was super sluggish and came out at a time when other phones were already better. However, Samsung wasn’t going to give up on Android just yet. Fast forward to today, and now you can see Samsung has changed the game and is doing something right. They just announced that they have shipped 1,000,000 Galaxy S phones in the States. They have momentum with this launch. Right now they are only on T-Mobile and AT&T with the Captivate. They will be on Sprint this Tuesday, Verizon the following week, and shortly after that they will also be on US Cellular. If they keep their advertising campaign up you can bet that this phone will be selling between 5 and 10 million phones in the United States by the end of 2010. Especially if they can prove that updates are important and get Froyo on all their Galaxy S phones by the end of September as promised. Let us not forget that the Galaxy S is on a ton of other carriers around the world. Just a few weeks ago Samsung was bragging about how it had already sold 500,000 Galaxy S phones in South Korea after just 33 days. Samsung claimed it would have 10% smartphone market share by the end of 2010. It looks as though they might be able to live up to that claim and possibly beyond. With the Galaxy S line and the upcoming Galaxy Tab, it is clear that Android is Samsung’s OS of choice and for good reason. Android has single-handedly launched HTC, Motorola, and Samsung to the forefront of the smart phone industry. Read on for Samsung’s official press release.

Update – Oh yeah, I hate to say I told you so, but …. Well I told you so. -> Read here.

SAMSUNG MOBILE SHIPS ONE MILLION GALAXY S DEVICES IN THE U.S. MARKET

Android 2.1-powered smart phones available at AT&T and T-Mobile and coming soon to Sprint, Verizon, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South

DALLAS, August 30, 2010 —Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the  No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced that it has shipped one million of its Android™ 2.1-powered Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market. Samsung Mobile began shipping the Galaxy S portfolio2on July 15, which are currently available with AT&T and T-Mobile.  Galaxy S devices will also be available with Sprint on August 31 and will be available with Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South this fall.

Samsung Mobile has packed cutting-edge technology into its Galaxy S portfolio, including features such as a stunning 4-inch Super AMOLED display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor and a multitude of entertainment, messaging and social networking capabilities. In addition, all Samsung Galaxy S devices will be upgradable to Android 2.2 in the future.

“Bringing Galaxy S devices to multiple carriers has given Samsung Mobile the opportunity to reach millions of consumers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “I am proud of the instant success of the Galaxy S line up and I am very pleased to announce that because of the support of our carrier partners and loyal customers, we have shipped one million Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market. Samsung Mobile looks forward to sharing additional Galaxy S milestones in the future.”

The roll out of Samsung’s Galaxy S portfolio has been supported by a multi-tiered print, online, cinema and television advertising campaign, including major networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN and MTV and in cinemas such as AMC, Cinemark and Regal. Samsung Galaxy S was also a sponsor of X Games 16, which was held in downtown Los Angeles from July 29 to August 1. From September 30 to October 3, the Samsung Galaxy S lineup will be showcased at the World Cyber Games Grand Final in Los Angeles.

In addition, Samsung Mobile has executed a comprehensive Galaxy S social media campaign, which included a Facebook promotion and daily content sharing on Samsung Mobile’s social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube™. As additional Galaxy S devices become available, Samsung Mobile will continue to distribute key digital and video assets to sustain awareness of the Galaxy S.

For additional information on the Samsung Galaxy S portfolio, please visit www.samsung.com/galaxys.

1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q2 2010 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.

2 The Samsung Galaxy S portfolio of devices includes the Samsung Captivate™ at AT&T, Samsung Epic 4G™ at Sprint, Samsung Vibrant™ at T-Mobile and Samsung Fascinate™ at Verizon Wireless.  Additional Galaxy S devices will be available with U.S. Cellular and Cellular South.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

[Via Android Central]

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About Daniel Rodriguez
I am 22 years old, I am a little bit new to writing but I love it and I am addicted to gadgets, whether it be Phones, PC's, OS's. Software. I love it all!

One Response to Samsung ships 1 million Galaxy S phones in the U.S.

  1. Call Free says:

    WOW! incredible achievement by samsung company. in Pakistan samsung has flourished to its full extent. Samsung is no doubt providing a lot of new things to its users.

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