Samsung reported a 16% year-on-year increase in telecoms revenue to 11.12 trillion won (9.92 billion US dollars) in the third quarter, as its handset shipments climbed 19% to 71.4 million handsets. The Seoul-based firm said the average sales price of its handsets increased 14% quarter-on-quarter as its flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S and the Wave, became "the primary drivers of continued sales growth amid a global demand recovery."
The Korean company said the Galaxy S has been launched in 90 countries and has been selected by 210 carriers worldwide since its introduction in June. Samsung projects sales of 10 million Galaxy S units by the end of 2010. The company said the Samsung Wave, which uses Samsung's own bada platform, has also shipped more than two million units in 80 countries.
Samsung said its Galaxy Tab tablet, which runs Android, will be available on 140 carriers globally including all four major service providers in the United States. source: Samsung statement