News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday January 08, 2013.
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AT&T Mobility announced today that it had a record sales period in the fourth quarter of 2012. The nation's largest wireless network sold 10 million smartphones in the three months ending in December, breaking a record 9.4 million sold during the same period in 2011. It was also the most successful Android and Apple iPhone smartphone sales period in the company's history.
A breakdown of sales between operating systems was not provided, though AT&T has traditionally sold far more iPhones than Android smartphones, so the numbers are likely to lean towards the iPhone having the lion share of sales once AT&T releases more details in its financial results on January 24. The carrier also reported strong sales of Windows Phone 8 handsets like the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC.
AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega said the company's smartphone sales continue to push the company's value higher. De also notes that AT&T averaged more than 110,000 smartphone sales a day.source: AT&T
Andrew is based in Miami, Florida.