Update and correction: This post originally quoted a Samsung executive as saying Tab sales, are “quite small,” which was based on a transcript at the Wall Street Journal.Samsung says the exec actually said sales are “quite smooth.”
Original post, updated to reflect the change: Despite crowing about shipping 2 million Galaxy Tabs, Samsung is now hedging on how many tablets it is selling.
On the earnings call with analysts, Samsung VP Lee Young-hee said sales were “quite OK.”
The Wall Street Journal has a transcript. Lee talks about sell-in, meaning shipments and sell-out, meaning sales to consumers.
Lee doesn’t quantify what “quite OK” means, but it doesn’t sound impressive.
Here’s the snippet:
“Well, your question was on sell-in and sell-out. As you heard, our sell-in was quite aggressive and this first quarterly result was quite, you know, fourth-quarter unit [figure] was around two million. Then, in terms of sell-out, we also believe it was quite smooth. We believe, as the introduction of new device, it was required to have consumers invest in the device. So therefore, even though sell-out wasn’t as fast as we expected, we still believe sell-out was quite OK.”