Samsung had a monster quarter with more than 71 million phone shipped and it looks like it is gaining traction in the U.S. market because it has sold more than 3 million smartphones in the United States alone.
While there were some minor differences between the variants, all the Galaxy S smartphones had Android 2.1 with Touchwiz 3.0, a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, and a 5-megapixel camera that can record video in 720p HD quality. The Epic 4G stands out a bit from the crowd because it has a full QWERTY keyboard, front-facing camera and access to Sprint’s next-generation mobile data network.
The company is also continuing its shotgun approach with its upcoming Android-powered Galaxy Tab. The 7-inch tablet will come to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon for various price tags and it will also be available at Best Buy in a WiFi-only variant.
The relationship with the carriers is a big factor in moving units in the United States, as I know Verizon was pushing the heck out of the Fascinate – it was offered as buy-one-get-one-free and in various other promotions.
The next Galaxy S smartphone to land in the United States will be the Continuum for Verizon. This Android-powered handset will be similar to the other devices but it sports a 1.8-inch additional screen under the main display and this will be used as a ticker to get ambient information at a glance.
Can Samsung keep up the hot streak next year? We’ll have to see what the next generation of Galaxy devices have in store.
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