Samsung said it has sold more than 5 million of its new Galaxy S smartphones that are designed to compete with Apple’s iPhone.
The Galaxy S phones first became available in June and are now offered at all 4 major U.S. carriers as well as a total of 100 carriers globally.
The success of the Galaxy S will help Samsung revive its market share and reach sales of 25 million smartphones this year, said Samsung according to Reuters. This would boost the electronics company to the number four rank in global smartphone sales behind Nokia, RIM and Apple.
Samsung also unveiled a new smartphone called Wave II running its new bada operating system. It will launch initially in November in France with a 3.7-inch screen, 5MP camera and video recording at a mid-price point to be announced.
Also in smartphones, Hewlett Packard said it will introduce models early next year using webOS (which HP owns after buying Palm earlier this year), said Reuters.
And T-Mobile announced it will extend WiFi calling capability to Android phones starting with the soon-to-be-released T-Mobile myTouch and Motorola DEFY phones. WiFi calling is powered by Kineto’s Smart WiFi app and lets users make voice calls and SMS messages from a nearby 802.11 b/g/n/ station. The new myTouch and DEFY phones, due by the holidays, will ship with the feature ready to use out of the box.
Source: Reuters and T-Mobile
Photo: Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S, called the Samsung Fascinate