Samsung announced it aims to sell sell 5 million notebooks this year, more than double the 2 million units the South Korean giant sold in 2008. Of these 5 million units, Samsung aims to sell 4 million netbooks. The company is projecting to triple its share of the netbook market from 5 percent to 15 percent:
Samsung said in a news conference that it aimed to sell 5 million notebook computers in 2009, up from 2 million sold in 2008. Of those 5 million, Samsung aims to sell 4 million netbooks, which are cheaper and smaller than traditional notebook computers.
"Our current market share in netbooks is about 5 percent, and with sales of 4 million netbooks this year, we are aiming for a 15 prcent market share," said Kyu Uhm, vice president of sales and marketing at Samsung's computer systems division.
It is also aimed to place as high as No.7 in global notebook sales ranking this year, after ranking 10th last year, Uhm said.