January 8, 2013 | by Natesh Sood
AT&T posted its best quarter results by selling 10 million smartphones in Q4 of 2012. To put that number in some perspective, it topped the previous record set in Q4 of 2011, where AT&T sold 9.4 million smartphones. The increase in smartphones sold shows how more and more consumers are making the switch from basic phones to smartphones, but also the strength of AT&T’s portfolio.
CEO Ralph de la Vega enthusiastically announced that AT&T averaged 110,000 smartphones sold per day. He also attributes the historic quarter to strong sales from Android smartphones and iPhones. Traditionally, the iPhone out performs Android on AT&T, but the Android smartphones had record sales on AT&T. Much of the Android strength can be attributed to the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note II, HTC One X+, and the LG Optimus G.