View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Data
January 8, 2013

AT&T sets record smartphone sales

AT&T announced it sold over 10 million smartphones in Q4 2012.

By Tineka Smith

The figure tops its previous record quarter of 9.4 million sold in Q4 2011 Android and Apple smartphones made up a large part of AT&T sales.

"We had another incredible quarter of smartphone sales as the mobile Internet continues to drive strong growth in wireless," said Ralph de la Vega, president and 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.

The telecommunications provider reported sales of more than 110,000 smartphones a day with customers buying the latest Windows, Android and Apple devices.

AT&T will release its fourth quarter 2012 results on January 24.

While AT&T has seen an increase in smartphone sales, Analysts from Strategy Analystics say that global smartphone shipments are expected to drop 27% this year.

The predicted decrease will mean that only 875 million smartphones are expected to shipped.

Analysts say this is due to declining growth in several markets including China, Western Europe, North America and developing Asian countries.

Content from our partners
Powering AI’s potential: turning promise into reality
Unlocking growth through hybrid cloud: 5 key takeaways
How businesses can safeguard themselves on the cyber frontline

However, Deloitte analysts have a more positive outlook for the smartphone future and predict that shipments will reach 1 billion for the first time in 2013.

Deloitee predicts that smartphones with less features but with prices as low as $50 will help increase smartphone shipments in emerging markets.

 

 

 

 

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU