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Has Samsung boosted its profile in the tech world?

L.A. Times 2013/01/12 02:00:00
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Samsung announced Monday that it has sold more than 100 million of its Galaxy S smartphones since launching the line in 2010. The South Korean company made the announcement with a series of photos posted to its Flickr account. The pictures show a group of people holding up phones with numbers on each one, collectively writing out "100,000,000."

According to the Associated Press, Samsung has sold more than 25 million Galaxy S smartphones, 40 million Galaxy S II devices and 41 million units of the Galaxy S III, its current flagship phone. Samsung's sales tally comes as new reports suggest sluggish demand for rival Apple's iPhone.

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  • Oli 2013/01/30 21:50:18
    Yes
    Oli
    duuuuuuuuuuuh. what a dumb question
  • Slayer Tudd 2013/01/17 01:07:25
    Yes
    Slayer Tudd
    Eventually people will get sick and tired of the monopoly Apple has in the tech world and Samsung knows this. They know they have to be aggressive in their push to keep their spot in the tech world. Look at Microsoft. People are sick of them. This is why more people are using Linux and Unix instead of Windows. This is why Windows 8 is a dud. I believe Samsung has a good chance of rising up in the tech world long as they hold fire to the feet of Apple.
  • Chris 2013/01/16 18:37:50
    Yes
    Chris
    +1
    They're doing well enough for Apple to take notice and trying to block their products from being sold.

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/...
  • chucky 2013/01/16 17:44:03
    Yes
    chucky
    Samsung has already overtaken Apple in the smartphone market,they knocked Sony off the top leading TV manufacturer and they continue to innovate.
  • Red chucky 2013/01/16 18:32:40
  • chucky Red 2013/01/16 19:21:28
    chucky
    +1
    I think that you got that 100% right.
  • hippy 2013/01/16 16:23:30
    Yes
    hippy
    As an Iphone user I must say the rise in sales has been impressive. It is a good phone.
  • thomas.ilgenfritz 2013/01/16 15:13:30
    Yes
    thomas.ilgenfritz
    they will pass Apple with new and more affordable phones..Will pass everyone in technology..
  • G.J. the time has come to s... 2013/01/16 14:53:18
    No
    G.J. the time has come to switch
    as for gun laws all we need if you can be honest and look at the facts is to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill liberals.
  • Red G.J. th... 2013/01/16 18:35:19
  • ♥Gabs1697♥ 2013/01/16 13:43:50
    Yes
    ♥Gabs1697♥
    I'm using Samsung and it's seriously awesome! I couldn't have asked for anything better....:D
  • Pedalpusher 2013/01/16 05:04:49
    Yes
    Pedalpusher
    I have bought 3 Samsung Galaxy Tab II 7", A topnotch gaming Laptop and 3 Samsung TV's. Their TV screens and outstanding, also on the tablet.
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2013/01/16 03:51:02
    Yes
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    Yes, without question. And I say that as an avid apple fan. Competition will only result in better products for everyone at better prices.
    But be careful Samsung. In your quest to become the number one seller of big screen TVs a few years ago, you lost your way and quality suffered. The third Samsung LCD we bought in 2010 was so piss poor, we had to return it and look elsewhere.
  • kelly johnson 2013/01/16 03:33:29
    Yes
    kelly johnson
    Cause u get hi speed acess
  • ♌βļąƈʞƦơșƐ3033♌ 2013/01/16 01:49:29
  • AdWhois 2013/01/15 22:26:00
    No
    AdWhois
    I've always known Samsung to be a tech leader. They are a HUGE company. Besides, if you know TVs you know that Samsung is one of the best.
  • Bronar 2013/01/15 22:21:46
    Yes
    Bronar
    +1
    If they are making money all the power to them. Honestly, I couldn't tell you who made my phone without looking.
  • AJ 2013/01/15 22:03:48
    Yes
    AJ
    I would say so, Im still for Apple though.
  • AM 2013/01/15 21:59:11 (edited)
  • prosperhappily 2013/01/15 21:08:59
    Yes
    prosperhappily
    I'm a computer tech by trade. So, I guess I count as a member of the tech community, albeit a rather low profile member.

    I used to own a Samsung Glide. It was sh*t. It was flat out unusable. I swore I'd never own another Samsung product.

    Long story short, the hype over the Galaxy S3, combined with the great deal my GF got me, convinced me to give that phone a shot. I LOVE it. It works great, It looks great, I don't have a single complaint about it.

    So, in my eyes at least, Samsung has definitely raised it's profile.
  • David 2013/01/15 20:13:23
    Yes
    David
    +2
    They're innovative. Unlike Apple, their products are flexible which suits individual needs while retaining high quality. I like their computer monitors as well.
  • mrcharlesjohnsonjr 2013/01/15 19:36:25
    Yes
    mrcharlesjohnsonjr
    +2
    Apple got to greedy. They wanted you to pay a high price for everything. For extra memory you had to pay a extra couple hundred bucks. I increased my memory on my note 2 for around 20.00 (memory card from walmart). Also they never really upgraded the phone (compared to the galaxy s2/3 and the note 1/2). They got to comfortable.....
  • I Piss Off Liberals 2013/01/15 18:02:43
    Yes
    I Piss Off Liberals
    +1
    I love the Galaxy SIII. AT&T; even said that people were returning their iPhone 5's for the SIII. Then again, the iPhone is a piece of crap. ;)
  • Apache 2013/01/15 17:19:30
  • glen 2013/01/15 16:11:38
    Yes
    glen
    +1
    Most definately !
  • Airhead 2013/01/15 15:53:49
    Yes
    Airhead
    +2
    I have a note 2 and am very impressed.
  • polock 2013/01/15 15:23:33
    Yes
    polock
    +2
    yes and Apple's taking notice along with many others.
  • prosper... polock 2013/01/15 21:11:23
    prosperhappily
    Which is great for consumers. Without competition, companies tend to avoid upsetting the apple cart, which basically means stagnate. The only problem is, you might want a new phone every 6 months.
  • lovemykiddos 2013/01/15 15:16:19
    Yes
    lovemykiddos
    +4
    Beating the IPhone is a pretty big accomplishment
  • gary 2013/01/15 15:14:10
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2013/01/15 13:30:54
    No
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +1
    Not in my eyes anyway.
  • MrsCasao 2013/01/15 10:15:01
    Yes
    MrsCasao
    +1
    I'm debating on the Note II or waiting till Galaxy 4 comes out in the spring. Decisions decisions!
  • sglmom 2013/01/15 08:11:26
    Yes
    sglmom
    +1
    Actually ..
    great product at a decent price ..
    one that has a lot of built in capability that is helping me as well . .
    (the SIII is what I have .. it actually has a lot going for it in terms of accessibility for the disabled communities)
  • Arss_bandit 2013/01/15 08:05:27
    Yes
    Arss_bandit
    +4
    To be honest... Its the awesome new Galaxy SIII and Note II THAT got them the big bucks...
  • Super ludum 2013/01/15 07:03:39
  • A Founding Father 2013/01/15 05:27:53
    No
    A Founding Father
    Let me post here a first hand testimony to the Galaxy III phone. TMobile advertised they would give a "free" phone for a two year contract of services. I bought one, paid $200 which was to be rebated, making the net zero cost. After a month I realized the damned phone was a nightmare of mistaken programming and most absurd power outages. I really didn't want to know temperatures in 300 cities around the world each time I made a call. I just wanted the phone to ring when someone called me, which it didn't. So, I read the pack of papers the young woman stuffed in the bag along with the phone. There was attached to the service contract a "finance agreement" for a $600 Galaxy III telephone, $200 down, $400 to pay at $20 per month. The local store says "Sorry, we can only sell you another phone that will work, but you can't return that one even though we know it is and always was defective. We sold hundreds of them".

    DON'T BUY ONE OF THEM. IF YOU HAVE A SIMILAR EXPERIENCE TO MINE, PLEASE WRITE ME A PRIVATE MAIL TO MY SH ACCOUNT. I'VE YET TO CALL THE
    LOCAL PROSECUTING ATTORNEY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, BUT WILL DO SO TOMORROW.

    It is hard to believe that companies have to defraud the public with something so popular and with such a small cost and 600% profit margin at the advertised sales price. So, off to
    Court and hope the Judge bought one from TMobile.
  • prosper... A Found... 2013/01/15 21:15:29
    prosperhappily
    Wow, sorry to hear that. It sure sounds like you got a defective phone.

    Did you buy it from T-Mobile itself? Or was it through a 3rd party vendor?
  • A Found... prosper... 2013/01/15 22:15:22
    A Founding Father
    T-Mibile was the vendor.
  • prosper... A Found... 2013/01/15 22:21:23 (edited)
    prosperhappily
    +1
    Read an article yesterday about the 5 companies America hates. T-mobile was one of them.
  • A Found... prosper... 2013/01/15 22:25:18
    A Founding Father
    I will have to find that article and use it as evidence when I take them to trial.

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