Samsung: Galaxy Tab sales "quite smooth" not "quite small"

The Samsung Galaxy Tab situation thickens, with the company now insisting that rather than admitting customer sales of the 7-inch tablet were "quite small", executive Lee Young-hee said they were "quite smooth." According to Samsung, mishearing of Young-hee's comments have led to confusion over whether Galaxy Tab shipments have proved disappointing or not.

Samsung has even snipped out the relevant section of the financial call to illustrate it (you can find the whole thing here) and it certainly does sound like "quite smooth" to our ears. You can find that in the video below.

Still, it doesn't address claims made by researchers today that the Galaxy Tab has seen significant return rates, reaching as much as 16-percent in the US following the holiday period.