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Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales Figures: Only 20k Sold Until Now Says Lenovo

Samsung has sold only a small fraction of its Galaxy Tab tablet devices it had shipped last year, computer maker Lenovo has claimed.

The claim is shocking as many believed that the Tab was the only tablet out there that had given some competition to Apple’s iPad device, which has sold more than 30 million units since its launch.

Lenovo itself has dished out its own entry into the tablet PC market with the IdeaPad K1, which will come with a price tag of £349. Barrow said that any manufacturer who tried to give competition to Apple in terms of price would ‘give out money’.

According to The Guardian (opens in new tab), Andrew Barrow, director of consumer products and pricing for Lenovo Western Europe, said that Samsung had sold 20,000 units of the Galaxy Tab out of the 1 million devices it claimed to have shipped last year.

He also said that the company was treading cautiously in the market, producing only a limited amount of tablets. Barrow informed that the company had other products in the pipeline if this tablet device did not do well in the market.

Having pulled out the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA 2011, Samsung, it seems is losing on all sides. With Apple already on its toes, these new figures cast a very dark shadow onto the future of Galaxy Tab range of devices.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.