Verizon sets its own record, activates 9.8 million smartphones inside Q4

Verizon revealed earlier now inside an SEC filing it triggered 9.8 million smartphones throughout its fourth-quarter. Says the carrier, these activations were composed of the “higher mix” of iPhones, probably due to the iPhone 5. These numbers are within the company’s Q4 estimates; it is very slated to show its financial report about January 22.

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The SEC filing details small else, thus we’ll need to wait till the 22nd to find out more. This coincides with AT&T’s latest Q4 estimates, that show a record quantity of smartphone sales totaling over 10 million. This really is a very significant jump from its record inside Q4 2011, whenever it sold 9.4 million smartphones, showing the carrier’s steady up progress.

Earlier today, Verizon confirmed it is providing handsets running RIM’s hot BlackBerry 10 platform. The line of BB 10 smartphones is shown at an event about January 25, with 2 handsets generating an appearance. The carrier’s CEO mentioned at CES, according to Reuters, “We’re hopeful it will be a wise device. We’ll carry it.”

We furthermore recently learned which Verizon usually launch 29 hot LTE markets this year for a total of 470. The firm produced big strides last year, surpassing its year-end objective of 400 LTE markets by October for a total of 417 markets. The carrier plans to provide LTE over its whole 3G network by this summer.

[via Forbes]

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