Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Nov 2013 15:47 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Samsung Electronics Co said on Tuesday its Galaxy Gear has become the world's most popular smartwatch with sales reaching 800,000 since its debut two months ago, defying some market concerns the accessory would fail due to a lack of compelling features.

The South Korean firm said Gear sales have been better than its own expectations and it would expand sales promotions for the wearable device for the crucial year-end holiday sales.

Impressive for a poorly reviewed device. I guess this is what marketing and bundling can do - then again, without bundling, flagship smartphone sales would crumble like three week old bread too.

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Aren't "shipped" products the same as "sold" as far as the manufacturer ( is concerned? The store buys the devices from the manufacturer and then resells to the end user with a markup. As far as Samsung/Apple etc are concerned they have sold the product. I very much doubt Samsung gives stock to AT&T etc in the hope they will sell them and agrees to take them back if they don't.

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