It seems that Samsung’s Galaxy S is the unrivaled smartphone du jour, and to drive that point home, the Korean manufacturer has announced that one million of the devices have been shipped in the US so far — about a month-and-a-half since its official stateside release.
To put that number in perspective, it took Palm six months to sell its millionth Centro, HTC three to push a million Touch Diamonds out the door, and even the mighty iPhone needed 74 days to hit the magic number. This feat is all the more impressive when one considers that the Galaxy S is currently available on only two US carriers — AT&T and T-Mobile — and will hit Sprint (as the Epic 4G), Verizon, U.S. Cellular, and Cellular South before the end of the calendar year.
The unmitigated success of the Galaxy S would seem to bode well for the fortunes of its larger cousin, the seven-inch Galaxy Tab, scheduled for an official launch at next week’s IFA trade show in Germany. Even more likely is a continuation of the Galaxy brand into the near future and beyond, as Samsung seems to have found a branding that’s proving popular among comsumers. This begs the question: will the next round of Galaxy handsets get rebranded by each and every carrier a la the Verizon Fascinate, T-Mobile Vibrant, and AT&T Captivate, or will Samsung get all HTC and decide that it’s earned enough street cred to self-brand future Galaxies?