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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RE[2]: 800,000 sold -- or shipped?
by kurkosdr on Tue 19th Nov 2013 23:10 UTC in reply to "RE: 800,000 sold -- or shipped?"
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However, we can assume that retailers - especially in these trying economic times - aren't keen on keeping huge inventory

Tee hee... companies have a "solution" for that. Want to sell our device? You have to purchase a boatload of devices, even if you can't sell as many ("purchase commitments", it's called)

Apple does it, wouldn't be surprised if Samsung does it too, since they act all Apple-like recently (and this is not a compliment)

"shipped" numbers are completely bogus for very high-profile mamufacturers like Apple and Samsung, since they dictate (probably dictare in the case of Samsung) how many devices retailers will buy, aka how many devices will be shipped. This is also why salesmen are instructed to push Apple (and Sammy?) so aggressively.

Edited 2013-11-19 23:17 UTC

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