AT&T has announced that they have hit a smartphone sales record. The company sold around 10 million smartphones in Q4 2012. This beats a record of 9.4 million one year earlier. AT&T said that their success is due to the ?best quarterly sales of Android and Apple smartphones.?
The iPhone 5 really helped drive the sales when it went on sale at the end of September. AT&T said that the iPhone 5 surpassed sales of the iPhone 4S as the fastest selling Apple device ever. For example, Apple sold over 2 million devices in 24 hours.
AT&T’s customers bought around 110,000 smartphones per day. AT&T activated 4.7 million iPhones during the three month period in Q3. This is around 77% of their 6.1 million total smartphone activations. AT&T’s full fourth quarter financial report is due on January 24th.