Samsung management have some egg on their face that needs to be wiped off with regard to the “new math” they used to report sales numbers of their Galaxy Tab.
Not only did Samsung have to back track and report that the 2 million Galaxy Tabs that where shipped where to retailers, not to consumers. The “sell through” number that indicated how many consumers are buying devices, was not disclosed my Samsung. The only consumer figures that Samsung’s Vice President of Mobile Communications was willing to state, was “quite small.”
Adding to the deceptive sales figures, investment research firm ITG is now reporting that their survey of 6000 retailers indicates that the Samsung Galaxy Tab has a consumer return rate of 15-16%. Yikes!
I guess Samsung really should have listened to Google when they warned that Android 2.2 Froyo really wasn’t geared to to be run on tablet computers.
Since Samsung was hell bent on getting the Galaxy Tab out the door as an iPad killers, I think it’s fair to point out that the return rate on the Apple iPad is only 2%. As for sell through to customers, well, I think we all know the answer to that question.
At least the Galaxy Tab has a cool looking wallpaper.
[Via Digital Daily…]