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Samsung Galaxy S3 is now the most pre-ordered gadget in history at nine million -beating the iPhone

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by quest7, May 23, 2012.

  1. quest7

    quest7 Android Enthusiast
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    S3 will be fastest selling gadget in history Analysts predict Android usage will swell from an estimated 350million users today to one billion by the end of 2013.

    In the history of gadgets, none has picked up such an army of fans before launch. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has already received nine million pre-orders before launch - even with few people getting to play on Android's latest smartphone until it arrives in the UK on May 29. When the phone arrives, it will instantly become the fastest selling gadget in history, beating out the iPhone 4S's four million units sold in three days. It also tops the first iPad's two million tablets in two months, and the Microsoft Kinect system -which allows you to wave at your television via the Xbox 360 games console - which shifted 2.5 million units in 25 days. Samsung has reportedly hired 75,000 workers to keep up with the demand, with the company confident of meeting all pre-orders. The company is said to have the capacity to churn out five million phones per month - or 66 phones per worker per month. Most of the orders will have come through network carriers across the world, based on customer pre-orders, upgrades and anticipated demand. The carriers will have pre-allocated the majority of this stock to customers, with a surplus to act as a 'buffer' in case demand exceeds their supply. In the UK, Carphone Warehouse has confirmed that the S3 is the most popular phone of the year so far, with thousands of customers lined up to pick up their phone a week from today. Spokesman Graham Stapleton said: 'Pre-order demand for the new Galaxy S3 has surpassed expectations since the handset was first unveiled two weeks ago.

    Samsung Galaxy S3 release date: Pre-orders hit 9m, beating iPhone 4s' 4m | Mail Online
     

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  2. chismay

    chismay Android Enthusiast

    do i have to say what we're all thinking,

    in the words of the old Chinese guy on south park "hey frug ooo apple!" hahaha 9mil x 4mil
     
  3. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    And those of us in the U.S. Haven't had our turn yet to order!
     
  4. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    I've not pre-ordered, I'll wait for sites to have stock then I'll order one.

    I might not get it first but I will get it for less than the pre-order prices.
     
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