US mobile carrier AT&T has announced that they have sold a total of 10 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2012, this is higher than their previous record quarter of 9.4 million smartphones, which was set in the fourth quarter of 2011.
“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 chief executive officer for AT&T Mobility. “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. Combine that with the nation’s largest 4G network and lightning-fast LTE network that now reaches more than 170 million people and you’ll understand why customers continue to choose AT&T in record numbers.”
We suspect that Apple’s new iPhone 5 contributed quite a bit to AT&T’s record smartphone sales, they will announce their fourth quarter financial results on the 24th of January.