Head of Samsung Telecommunications Europe Richter presents Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet computer at IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin
While a $349 Galaxy Tab is an attractive alternative to the iPad, at 7” the Tab is significantly smaller than Apple’s tablet. REUTERS

Samsung said it has sold more than one million Galaxy Tab devices in less than two months, repeating similar success in smartphone segment when its Galaxy S reached the same figure in less than a week after launch in August.

Samsung's tablet runs on Android 2.2 and has a 1GHz processor, a 7-inch multi-touch screen and dual cameras.

The device was released in the U.S. market in mid-November, almost a month after its release in global markets.

However, it is behind the market leader Apple iPad which sold 1 million units in 30 days in April, and has so far sold more than 8 million devices.

Sold in 3G versions, Galaxy Tab is sold at $399.99 in the US market with a two-year service contract from major wireless providers or at $599.99 without it.