There has been a ton of news about the Galaxy Tab’s early sales data. Samsung sold 600,000 units of the Android-based tablet since launching a month ago. As you know, the social media community goes wild for a good gadget, clamoring about the device from early announcements, to product launches, to sale reports.Â We’ve been closely tracking the Galaxy Tab on RowFeeder. Here are a couple take-aways from the social media data relative to the first month of sales data…
Like we saw with mobile devices, Apple is the king when it comes to the buzz to sales ratio. Like with the iPhone Apple has a much larger installed based already talking and theÂ unstoppableÂ media/marketing machine. For our iPad sales estimates here, we’re assuming that iPad are on the same pace as Apple’s most recent fiscal quarter.
Another interesting conclusion from the Galaxy Tab conversation is how the buzz reflects on the Android brand. We looked at the Galaxy Tab conversation for more insight about the brand association between Android and the devices it runs on. In this case, Android was mentioned in about 12% of all Galaxy Tab posts. Android is present in the conversation about the Tab, but a relatively small number of consumers are talking about the software relative to the device itself.
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