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Samsung Galaxy Tab Reaches Million Sales Milestone

Samsung has sold more than one million Samsung Galaxy Tab since it was launched two months ago and is apparently on track to add another half a million to that tally by the end of the year.

Two weeks ago, we reported that sales of the tablet reached 600,000 units in 30 days.

Part of the reasons behind the relative success of the Galaxy Tab can be pinned down on the aggressive cost cutting campaign by Samsng and its partners, one that saw the price of the device fall from £529 to £424 in just over one month, down from a suggested retail price of £800.

The Android OS 2.2-based tablet can be purchased on a contract from all the five main mobile phone operators in the country.

The Galaxy Tab is a smartphone and tablet hybrid, one that comes with a 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, a 7-inch display capable of showing 1024x600 pixels, 16GB flash memory, two cameras and much more.

Apple has yet to reveal how many iPad tablets have been sold. The last update we had was towards the end of June 2010 when the Cupertino company announced it had sold three million tablets in just 80 days.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.