The Galaxy Tab has only been widely available for a few weeks in most of the 30 countries where it is currently sold and they have already moved 600,000 units. Samsung boldly pronounced that they would sell over a million by years end and they are easily on pace to meet or exceed that mark.
Considering the less than wallet-friendly pricing on the Tab, the current lack of a WiFi only version, and the direct statements from Google that Froyo isn’t optimized for tablets these figures seem pretty remarkable. By comparison the iPad sold a million units in its first month of availability, but that was with a substantial Apple marketing push as well a $499 option for those preferring to forgo 3G connectivity.
The Galaxy Tab is unquestionably the best tablet option to date for Android and these sales figures seem to prove that the 7″ form factor has wider appeal than some would have led us to believe. Hopefully we will see the other manufacturers gather around a couple different sizes (and maintain the level of hardware quality seen in the Tab) and not splatter the landscape with too many variations.
With Gingerbread due to make its appearance in the next couple weeks we might at least get a glimpse at the kind of tablet optimizations that Android will enjoy with Honeycomb.
For those of you that have already picked up or at least played with a Tab is there anything specific you will be hoping to see in the updates beyond just some resolution bumps?