We’ve been waiting for this one, the first indicator of the mythical Verizon iPhone‘s impact on the fortunes of the formerly exclusive Applephone carrier, AT&T. As it turns out, business is rolling along as usual over on the blue team, where AT&T spent Q1 2011 activating a total of 3.6 million iPhones, a nice round million more than the same period last year. Also interesting is AT&T’s note that somewhere around 40 percent of its smartphone sales come from Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 devices, leaving the iPhone to account for the remaining 60-ish percent. Taken as a whole, that group totaled up 5.5 million sales in the quarter, a new best for AT&T in the first three months of the year, and the smartphone segment is now said to account for 46.2 percent of the company’s postpaid user base.
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- AT&T reports best-ever first quarter for smartphone sales with 5.5 million, 60 percent of them are iPhones (engadget.com)
- AT&T unfazed by Verizon iPhone with best first-quarter ever for smartphones (venturebeat.com)
- AT&T takes Verizon’s best punch well; adds postpaid subs, activates 3.6 million iPhones (zdnet.com)