The Samsung Galaxy Note has now racked up sales of seven million units, an analyst claims, as it continues to defy early expectations of weak demand.
According to a tweet from industry sage and Mobile Review editor Eldar Murtazin, the Note has added two million to its tally over the last two months, taking its total to 7 million. This is despite an initial sense that the device had only niche appeal - a perception that saw some major UK carriers not even deign to range it.
Murtazin doesn’t mention a source for his gen. But given that he broke news that the Samsung Galaxy S3 had accrued staggering pre-order numbers of nine million a couple of weeks or so before Sammy officially confirmed as much, we're prepared to trust him.
The Note’s success has arisen despite the received wisdom that tablet-smartphone hybrids carry little traction with the general public – an impression that surely stemmed from earlier flop attempts to marry the two form factors. We’re mostly thinking of the unlamented but utterly lamentable Dell Streak here.
Dubbed a ‘phablet’ by people whose job it is to come up with that kind of portmanteau stuff, the Note’s standout specs take in a none-more-Samsung 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display, a dual-core processor and an eight megapixel snapper.
But perhaps its major USP is stylus support for note-taking and arty japes with the S-Pen, as well as a welter of specially created apps dubbed the Premium Suite.
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