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Samsung ships more than 700,000 Galaxy Tabs in first month
SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co., the world's second-largest mobile phone maker, said Wednesday that it has delivered more than 700,000 units of the Galaxy Tab computer to global mobile carriers in one month of its debut.

   The shipments take into account the number of the tablet computers shipped to mobile operators around the world as of Tuesday, said spokesman Lee Jae-hee. The retail sales figure, which reflects the number of Galaxy Tabs sold to consumers, is not available, Lee said.

   Samsung expects to post 1 million in sales of the Galaxy Tab early next month as its first tablet computer is set to be distributed through some 160 mobile operators around the world. The company currently has no plan to offer the tablet directly through retail shops, it said.

   In the domestic market, top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. began sales of the Galaxy Tab last week, readying to pit the model against Apple Inc.'s iPad, which is set to be launched through the country's second-leading mobile carrier, KT Corp., next week.

   ylee@yna.co.kr
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