“Top secret sales data revealed during the Apple vs. Samsung trial this week shows that Samsung knew that the Galaxy Tab sales figures (and overall Android tablet sales) it and various market research groups had fed to the media were not even remotely true,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.

“Over the past three years, IDC, Gartner and Strategy Analytics have generated data on the global tablet market which specifically conveys the idea that Apple’s iPad business has been dropping into minority market share while Samsung and other Android tablet makers have been shipping astronomical millions of units,” Dilger reports. “Samsung’s internal documents indicate that the company’s own public representation of its competitive position in the tablet market was not true, and that the company appears to have intentionally misled its own investors and the analysts covering its business with false statements about the health of its tablet sales.”

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“We were skeptical in January 2011 when Strategy Analytics reported — based on a vague comment made to investors by a Samsung vice president — that the company had already shipped 2 million Galaxy Tabs, reducing Apple’s market share to 75% from 95% in less than six weeks,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “Nearly two dozen news outlets went with the report.”

“This week we learned, thanks to a February 2012 internal Samsung document marked ‘top secret’ and unearthed by Apple as part of its ongoing patent infringement proceedings, that we were right and those more credulous news outlets were wrong,” P.E.D. reports. “When Strategy Analytics was telling the world that Samsung sold 2 million Galaxy Tabs in six weeks, the truth was that it took Samsung all of 2011 to sell half that many.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Samsung is a scumbag outfit. Boycott all Samsung-branded products.

As we wrote last August: Anyone who buys Samsung-branded products (phones, TVs, washers, dryers, microwaves, etc.) today is either obtuse or lacking in morals.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers "silverhawk1" and "Arline M." for the heads up.]

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