In perhaps a bit of showmanship, AT&T today decided to tell everybody how many smartphones they’ve sold in the fourth quarter of 2012. The second largest cellular provider in the U.S. told folks that it had moved an impressive 10 million smartphones in the quarter, topping its previous record of 9.4 million units from the same quarter last year.
“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.”
Vega said the company sold an average of more than 110,000 smartphones sales a day, which is insane. According to these numbers, AT&T clearly did really awesome during the holidays. That being said, we won’t find out any true details until AT&T releases its full fourth-quarter 2012 earnings report on Thursday, January 24th.