Samsung Proves Legitimacy of Multi-Carrier Rollout

Via BGR, Samsung is increasing their 2010 sales numbers from 18 million to 25 million. For everyone who’s wondered whether HP and Palm could successfully execute a multi-carrier strategy, Samsung just answered the question. In short, Samsung has been able so far to push huge numbers of units of their Galaxy S line through multiple carriers, thus showing the exclusivity (and the presumed carrier marketing support) isn’t necessarily the only ticket to success.

Hopefully HP and Palm are watching. I’d love to see the next webOS smartphones pushed to all of the carriers at once, or very close together. With HP’s backing, Palm now has the financial and supply chain resources to do so. All they need now is the will.

Update: Androidcentral reports that Samsung has announced that the Tab will be launched on all four US carriers at once. From Samsung’s release:

Samsung Mobile today announced the upcoming availability of the Galaxy Tab™ in the U.S with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The first mobile tablet from Samsung shares many of the powerful characteristics of the Galaxy S smart phone lineup that launched this summer. The Galaxy Tab is designed with several enhancements to create a unique mobile experience that other products can’t deliver.

The Galaxy Tab features a brilliant 7-inch enhanced TFT display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application processor supporting 3D graphics and smooth Web browsing and front and rear-facing cameras for video chat while on-the-go. The Galaxy Tab is powered by Android 2.2™, including full support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1. Just like the Galaxy S smart phones, the Galaxy Tab includes Samsung’s Social Hub application and the new Media Hub content service, offering a robust collection of premium movies and TV episodes from some of the biggest entertainment companies.

Seriously, folks, if Samsung can manage to get this done, so can HP. While I’m not expecting the next smartphone to go this route (too much would need to be done in too little time), certainly the webOS tablet and subsequent smartphones could do so.


  1. DigitalYout' says:

    H/Palm should take notice and as you said release on all carriers including T-Mobile, Canadian, Mexican, UK and Europe at or about the same time. Weeks not months. The tech blogosphere is waiting to see not only what webOS 2.o will bring but also what calibr hardware will it power? HPalm take note!!!!

  2. Nocheczador says:

    They should definitely avoid the exclusive agreements. We need to expand, not hang ups. If webOS is going to be as ubiquitous across devices as HP plans then being locked in to one carrier will hurt.


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