Re: analysts BS
FWIW - The nine million (nearer ten actually) SIII pre-order figure Samsung quoted was the pre-orders by carriers prior to release.
It's kind of pointless comparison anyway, Samsung smartphones will outsell Apple's numerically at least ten-fold over the next 12 months. Historically anyway, with their margins being much slimmer, Samsung's profits from phones will be much lower.....
...not sure they're losing much sleep since Samsung also make pens, watches, fridges, cars, air craft engines, oil tankers, cruise liners, telecommunication satellites and gas turbines. They build sky scrapers, hotels and shopping malls - they own large chunks of international banks, one of the world's largest insurance companies and very much else.
Apple of course also make the iPad, iPod and a range of computers - almost all of which rely on Samsung components and all of which have equal and often better Samsung equivalents for less.