Lenovo accuses Samsung of under-reporting tablet sales

Lenovo accuses Samsung of under-reporting tablet sales
Lenovo accuses Samsung of under-reporting tablet sales
Exec claims Samsung only sold 20,000 of 1M Galaxy Tab’s shipped

It’s common practice for companies to exaggerate many of their sales figures, but those attempts usually tend to go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case with Samsung and their Galaxy Tab, as Lenovo is now calling foul play with regards to the company’s reported figures.

In a report by The Guardian, Lenovo executive, Andrew Barrow, claims that Samsung tried to buy “market share” from Apple by under-reporting sales of their 7” Galaxy Tab. According to the director of Lenovo consumer products and pricing in Western Europe, only 20,000 of the 1 Million Galaxy Tabs shipped by Samsung last year were actually sold, in an alleged attempt to make the tablet more appealing.

Lenovo does have a motive for their claims, as they recently announced their very own Android A1 tablet, but the company is being "tentative with [its] first volume" according to the report. In any case, the claims are yet unverified and likely don’t matter much at this point in time. Even then, if the figures were in any way responsible for Samsung’s subsequent Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9, and 7.7. releases, then we can’t say we’re disappointed at all with the move. 

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Author: Omar Qudsi, 2011-09- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)