Samsung Says It Sold 10 Million Galaxy S Smartphones
Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s second-largest mobile phone maker, met a target to sell 10 million units of the Galaxy S model last year as it competes with Apple Inc. in the market for smartphones.
It’s the company’s most successful smartphone, devices that can play music, videos and surf the web, Jason Kim, a Samsung spokesman said in a phone interview today. The Suwon, South Korea-based manufacturer began selling the model in June.
Samsung is using Google Inc.’s Android software to compete with Apple’s iPhone and narrow the gap with leader Nokia OYJ. The South Korean phone maker expects to double sales of smartphones this year as more customers use wireless devices to make video calls, read electronic books and use social networking sites.
Cupertino, California-based Apple sold 14.1 million iPhones in the quarter ended in September. Its latest model, the iPhone 4, was also introduced in June.
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