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Galaxy Tab sees 15% return rate, iPad at 2% (Updated)

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, February 1, 2011
News Categories: iPad

Samsung’s Android-powered iPad competitor, the Galaxy Tab, is facing both slow sales and a high return rate, according to a new report. Citing data from ITG, the New York Post reports that the Tab saw a 15 percent return rate from its debut in November through January 16. The same data states that the iPad saw a return rate of only two percent over the same period. “Consumers aren’t in love with the [Galaxy Tab],” said Tony Berkman, a consumer tech analyst with ITG. Samsung recently announced it had sold two million Galaxy Tab units, but later clarified that statement, saying that was actually the number of devices it shipped to wireless companies and retailers, and adding that sales to consumers were “quite small.” Apple had sold 14.79 million iPads as of December 25, based on figures provided in its latest quarterly earnings release.

Update: Samsung has since issued a statement refuting ITG’s figures, and stating that the return rate for the Galaxy Tab is “below two percent.”

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I am surprised that even 2% of iPad owners return their devices. What are they returning them for, anyway? I suppose because they were too expensive.

Posted by Clint on February 1, 2011 at 12:41 PM (PDT)

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Its literally an insult for someone to call the Samsung tablet the competitor of the ipad seriously… the Samsung Tablet is just a large verison of Android though the ipad does the same thing, it uses stock iOS (only iOS there is).. Samsung used Android 2.2 touch wiz… I like iOS, but not as much as Androids Stock.

Posted by Tom on February 2, 2011 at 10:36 PM (PDT)

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