Although the announcement comes a few days after their predicted January 1st 10 million sales mark, it appears that Samsung has been able to do so in the days following the turn of the New Year. They were at a total of 9.3 million sales in the middle of December and estimates stated that they would not be reaching the 10 million mark until later this month, but it appears that the holiday season was good to Samsung, allowing them to put out a total of 10 million Galaxy S devices to their users since the mobile device was first released.
The sales figure was very impressive, and shows that Samsung is a legit competitor for Apple and the unlocked iPhone 4. It is the only mobile device other than the iPhone to reach that sales mark in the modern day mobile industry. The only other phone to hit the mark was the Samsung Star. The Star was able to hit the mark in a total of six months making it the fastest selling Samsung device ever released, but the Samsung Galaxy S appears as if it may have more longevity than the Star did.
The Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S is sold on most of the largest mobile providers in the world so it should presumably continue to sell well for quite some time, especially with all of the great press that Samsung will receive for reaching the 10 million sales mark. The popularity of the Samsung S can be attributed to the great processor, excellent marketing and customer service that Samsung has come to be known for in the mobile space. Recent rumors have stated that Samsung could be looking to release a dual core model of the S sometime this year, hopefully that comes to fruition and continues to boost the sales of the device.