You can’t keep a good phablet down. Bloomberg reports that Samsung (005930) head of mobile business J.K. Shin on Wednesday predicted that the company would sell three times as many Galaxy Note II phablets in the first three months of availability compared to the original Galaxy Note. While Shin didn’t give an exact number for the total Note IIs he hoped to sell, we do know that Samsung sold more than 5 million Notes after just six weeks of availability, so it’s safe to project that the company thinks the Note II will sell well more than 15 million units over its first three months.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.