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AT&T Sells Record 10 Million Smartphones in Q4

U.S. carrier AT&T has revealed that it sold a record 10 million smartphones during 2012's fourth quarter. During the opening stages of December, the wireless carrier said it sold 6.4 million smartphones in the first two months of the fourth quarter. It's now confirmed that figure escalated to 10 million over the course of the entire fourth quarter.

Its previous quarterly high of 9.4 million was achieved during the fourth quarter of 2011. 2012's Q4, meanwhile, included record quarterly sales of both Android and Apple smartphones.

"We had another incredible quarter of smartphone sales as the mobile Internet continues to drive strong growth in wireless," said Ralph de la Vega, chief executive officer for AT&T Mobility. "These are the industry's most valuable postpaid subscribers with average revenues twice that of non-smartphone subscribers."

"During the quarter, we averaged more than 110,000 smartphone sales a day as customers flocked to our leading portfolio of the latest Android, Apple and Windows devices. Combine that with the nation's largest 4G network and lightning-fast LTE network that now reaches more than 170 million people and you'll understand why customers continue to choose AT&T in record numbers," he said.