Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales Hit 600,000

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has sold more than 600,000 Galaxy Tab devices worldwide since its launch.

According to the Korean Herald, the company said that, after selling 600,000 units in a single month, it expects to ship around a million units by the year's end.

The Galaxy Tab, which was launched in competition to the iPad tablet, is being touted as the only real competitor to the Apple device.

The device, which runs on Google's Android operating system, offers a 7-inch multi-touch screen, mobile, 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities. The Galaxy Tab comes with front and back facing cameras and support for Adobe's Flash.

Samsung has released the device in around 30 countries in North America, Asia and Europe. The company has managed to sell 30,000 units in Korea since its 14 November launch.

“We believe tablet PCs will take over a bigger portion of the market next year. For this year, we’re projecting to sell up to 1 million units,” Samsung’s mobile division head Shin Jong-kyun said in a statement.

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