Monday, January 31, 2011

Samsung Exec: Galaxy Tab Sales Are "Quite Small"


>>Pressed by an analyst at an investment bank, the Samsung executive, Lee Young-hee, acknowledged that sales to consumers were “quite small,” though she didn’t give a specific number.

In her comments, she used the terms “sell-in” to reflect Samsung’s sales to distributors and “sell-out” to reflect the distributors’ sales to consumers.

Ms. Lee’s response to the analyst:

“Well, your question was on sell-in and sell-out. As you heard, our sell-in was quite aggressive and this first quarterly result was quite, you know, fourth-quarter unit [figure] was around two million. Then, in terms of sell-out, we also believe it was quite small. We believe, as the introduction of new device, it was required to have consumers invest in the device. So therefore, even though sell-out wasn’t as fast as we expected, we still believe sell-out was quite OK.”

She added Samsung was “quite optimistic” about 2011 sales but wouldn’t provide a forecast. “As you know, the tablet is relatively new and we need to see how the market develops before we give any firm numbers,” Ms. Lee said.

1 comment:

samsung tablet said...

It is right that Samsung Galaxy sales are much lesser than the iPad, however it is pciking up slowly and I see that in the year 2011, it will improve. By now Samsung has alredy shipped 2 million galaxy tab, which will go further in the coming months with the launch of new variants. Thanks