Galaxy Tab Sales Hit 1 Million Mark

Sales of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab tablet PC have surpassed the one million mark just two months after its debut. Samsung said Thursday that thanks to the strong market response it has increased its sales target for the year to 1.5 million units.

Launched via Italy's TIM in October, the device is now available through some 120 mobile carriers in 64 countries including Australia, France, the U.K. and the U.S. In the domestic market, the gadget has sold more than 100,000 units since it went on sale on Nov. 13.

While the Galaxy Tab's chief rival the Apple iPad sold some two million units in two months, Samsung's device has performed well amid the cutthroat competition considering its fewer applications.

Samsung is planning to expand the line by introducing a model with a 10-inch display in the first half of next year.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 03, 2010 08:45 KST