AT&T sells 10 million smartphones in Q4 2012
Android and iPhone have their best sales quarter to date on AT&T's network
AT&T announced record smartphone sales during Q4 2012 on Tuesday. The wireless provider noted that its smartphone sales reached an all-time high, topping over 10 million units in just one quarter. During that same period in the previous year, AT&T sold 9.4 million smartphones.
AT&T can thank both Google and Apple for that, as demand for Android and iPhone devices helped fuel sales. The rival handsets both experienced their best quarterly sales yet on AT&T's network. AT&T also noted that Windows played a big role here, too, but didn't break down any specific numbers.
"We had another incredible quarter of smartphone sales as the mobile Internet continues to drive strong growth in wireless," said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO for AT&T Mobility, in a company release. "These are the industry's most valuable postpaid subscribers with average revenues twice that of non-smartphone subscribers." He also noted that AT&T sold, on average, more than 110,000 smartphones every day.
AT&T is scheduled to release its full fourth quarter 2012 financial results after market close on Thursday, Jan. 24.