Today, Jan. 8, 2013, AT&T has reported in a news release, AT&T Announces Record Smartphone Sales in Fourth Quarter. AT&T has announced today that the firm sold more than 10 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2012, which topped its previous record quarter of 9.4 million, set in the fourth quarter of 2011. These sales included best-ever quarterly sales of Android and Apple smartphones.
Ralph de la Vega, president and chief executive officer for AT&T Mobility, has said, “We had another incredible quarter of smartphone sales as the mobile Internet continues to drive strong growth in wireless. These are the industry’s most valuable postpaid subscribers with average revenues twice that of non-smartphone subscribers. During the quarter, we averaged more than 110,000 smartphone sales a day as customers flocked to our leading portfolio of the latest Android, Apple and Windows devices."
Mashable has also reported on the impressive smartphone sales of AT&T, AT&T Sells 10 Million Smartphones in 4Q, a New Record. The new AT&T figures have come as smartphone owners became the majority in the U.S. 56% of wireless subscribers in the U.S. had smartphones in the third quarter, according to Nielsen. AT&T's primary U.S. rival, which is Verizon, hasn't release comparable figures yet. Verizon sold 7.7 million smartphones in the fourth quarter or 2011.