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[3]: 800,000 sold -- or shipped?
by qbast on Tue 19th Nov 2013 21:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 800,000 sold -- or shipped?"
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Well, are they returned to Samsung or to retailer? In second case Samsung is right to count them as sold.

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To retailer. One more fun number, probably as acurate as that Best Buy return-rate 'leak', is that the Gear is meanwhile #15 on best-seller Electronics & Gadgets at Amazon. But then Lumia was number #1 and sold only some tausend units in US. So much for rates, ratings and numbers leaked by accident or promoted in bestseller-lists at online shops.

Edited 2013-11-19 23:27 UTC

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