10 million Samsung Galaxy S phones sold: Multiple carrier success

It will be no surprise to most of you that Samsung had a great 2010 mainly for two reasons, the launch of the Android Galaxy S phones and also its tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab which has proved itself a real contender to the previous runaway tablet device, the Apple iPad.

Now figures have been released to show just how successful the Samsung Galaxy S has been, as Ross Miller over on Engadget, sourced from Samsung Tomorrow, tells us that 10 million of the phones have now been sold across the globe. This is quite remarkable for a device that was only launched 7 months ago and only last month when Samsung announced its goal of selling 10 million by the end of the year the figure at the time was 9.3 million so that’s quite a few more sold in the last week or so of the year.

It all works out that for every 2 seconds on sale around 1 unit has been sold. That’s quite some going and it was helped out by 4 million units sold in North America and 2.5 million units sold in Europe. Shane McGlaun over on Slashgear makes the interesting point that Samsung chose to release the Galaxy S on multiple carriers, as opposed to the Apple iPhone only being available (so far) on AT&T and this has surely spurred the success of the Galaxy S.

It’s a good point and we’d like to know if you agree this is one of the reasons for the success of the Galaxy S? What else do you think makes the Galaxy S competition to the iPhone? Why not send us your comments about this.