AT&T has just announced that it has set a new smartphone sale record. AT&T sold over 10 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2012 alone, which is the first time in its long history of doing so. It broke its record from Q4 of 2011 where it sold over 9.4 million smartphones.
AT&T says its success is thanks to the “best quarterly sales of Android and Apple smartphones”. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t offer any gratitude to its Windows Phones.
CEO Ralph de la Vega says that AT&T saw nearly 110,000 smartphone sales a day “as customers flocked to our leading portfolio of the latest Android, Apple, and Windows devices”.
We won’t have the full details of which smartphones sold the most until January 24th, when AT&T’s full Q4 financial report is released.
I wouldn’t be surprised if AT&T owed most of its success to the sale of the iPhone 5 however. The device sold more than 5 million units in its opening weekend and 4.7 million units in Q3.
But anyhow, congrats to AT&T on another wonderful quarter.