In addition, Samsung said it has sold more than 30 million Galaxy S III smartphones, another impressive milestone for its flagship device. The Galaxy Note 2 has been available for 37 days, and the sales are from overseas markets, where the larger smartphones have been successful. But sales are poised to increase further as the device hits the U.S. market. The original Galaxy Note, which Samsung executives insist did well in the U.S., was only sold through AT&T, and then later T-Mobile. But this time around, the Galaxy Note 2 will be sold by all four national wireless carriers, opening up its addressable market considerably.
Samsung faced some skepticism when launching the original note, which launched with a 5.3-inch display and S-Pen stylus, But people have begun to warm up to the device, and the company bet even more on the larger screen concept with a 5.5-inch display in the sequel device, It's clear that Samsung wants to push this as a second hit classic case with glass screen protector for apple iphone 7 plus and apple iphone 8 plus - rose gold clear device alongside its flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone; the company spent big bucks on a launch event in New York last week -- even after the phone had been announced and shown off multiple times before -- to drum up customer attention..
The Galaxy S III, meanwhile, continues to show momentum after hitting the key 30 million benchmark. A Samsung executive told CNET that four out of its five best weeks of sales in the U.S. came after the iPhone 5 launched. Samsung added that it has sold 30 million Galaxy S III smartphones, which continues to stand over other Android phones. Samsung Electronics said today that it had sold 3 million units of the Galaxy Note 2 after just 30 days, or three times faster than its predecessor. The figure represents an impressive rate of adoption for Samsung, which has essentially created a new category of oversized mobile phones that many have taken to calling "phablets." The original Galaxy Note was deemed a success, but took 90 days to hit the same 3 million mark.
"We continue to believe iPad Mini is the competition's worst nightmare and will likely slow down adoption of competitor tablets," Wu said in the note, "In particular, we believe this could end up being a very tough holiday season for Windows 8."The analyst expects the Mini's $329 price tag to tempt buyers away from some of the new Windows 8 devices, As one example, he cited Microsoft's $599 Surface RT tablet, which he called "arguably classic case with glass screen protector for apple iphone 7 plus and apple iphone 8 plus - rose gold clear overpriced." Some Apple watchers believe the iPad Mini itself is overpriced compared with other 7-inch tablets, But Wu feels Apple is simply following its usual strategy..
"This controversy reminds us of what happened with iPod Mini and iPod Nano," the analyst said. "Both predecessors were criticized as being overpriced but went on to do much better than expected. The key reason being high quality at a reasonable price, and we see something similar here. The iPad Mini and the fourth-generation iPad reach consumers throughout 34 different countries today, including the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong. iPad Mini units were available through pre-orders on Apple's Web site starting a week ago but quickly sold out. Apple currently shows a wait time of two weeks for the Wi-Fi-only version. The Wi-Fi plus cellular edition will be available in mid-November.