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9.3 Million Samsung Galaxy S Handsets Sold Already

The mobile division of Samsung has one big reason to celebrate as the Galaxy S is turning out to be a very popular handset with sales approaching 10 million.

The handset was launched only six months ago and already 9.3 million units have been sold with one more week to go before the end of 2010.

A report published by Informationweek says that the Galaxy S has outsold the iPhone family (3G, 3GS and 4) in South Korea with sales of two million, 10 per cent more than Apple's handsets since the tally started in November 2009.

Samsung expects sales of up to 40 million smartphones in 2011, arguably a mix that will include Windows Phone 7, its own Bada OS and Android OS.

The Galaxy S is not only rather affordable (when compared to the likes of HTC or Motorola), it also comes with some great hardweare as well.

There's a Hummingbird 1GHz processor, a 4-inch WVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera (without flash though), Android 2.1 and 8GB onboard memory.

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.