AT&T Breaks Smartphone Sales Record In First Quarter, Needs More Android

AT&T announced their first-quarter 2012 earnings this morning among record sales numbers for smartphones. All totaled, AT&T sold a record 5.5 million smartphones, 78% of them were iPhones, however. That leaves just 1.2 million Android and Blackberry smartphones to make up the difference. AT&T didn’t give a breakdown of non-iPhone sales but we should remind everyone that the Samsung Galaxy Note wasn’t available until February 19th, so AT&T’s highest-profile Android phone to date missed half the quarter.

AT&T added 726,000 subscribers for the quarter ending March 31st, of which only 187,000 were postpaid wireless subscribers. Also notable was AT&T’s report that they experienced their lowest churn numbers in seven quarters. AT&T says that at the end of the quarter, 59.3% of their customer base, or 41.2 million customers subscribers, up from 46.2% and 31.5 million subscribers a year earlier.

AT&T says both Android and iPhone sales remain strong.


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