According to the related industry sources on November 14, Samsung
Electronics released the curved smartphone Galaxy Round on
November 10, but the product currently shows daily sales of under
100 units. Its cumulative monthly sales fall under 10,000 units.
Also, on September 25, Samsung Electronics released the Galaxy
Gear in time for the wearable computing generation. Yet this
product has cumulative sales under 50,000, with daily sales of
only 800-900 units. These low sales values for the Galaxy Gear are
far below the initial expectations of the industry.
Sounds about right, given the almost universally terrible reviews the Gear garnered.
A day after the Business Korea report — which admittedly has no named sources — Samsung executives fired back, telling Reuters they’ve “sold” 800,000 Gear units, calling it “the most sold wearable watch available in the market place”. (As opposed to unwearable watches?) Anyway, turns out this is from the Department of Shipped Not Sold — the 800K figure is the number of Gear units Samsung has manufactured and shipped to resellers. That doesn’t put the lie to Business Korea’s claim that they may have only actually sold 50K of them so far.
★ Thursday, 21 November 2013