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AT&T Activates Record 5.2 Million iPhones In US

AT&T has announced that it activated a huge 5.2 million Apple iPhones in the third quarter of 2010.

The numbers helped the company to reach a record revenue of $31.58 billion and profit of $12.34 billion. The strong iPhone sales figures have also helped Apple is posting exceptional third quarter results as well.

The record 5.2 million sales eclipsed the 3.2 million Apple iPhones AT&T sold in the previous quarter.

Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement: “A record number of customers signed new two-year contracts and integrated device sales outpaced our previous best by a wide margin. Wireless revenues continue to grow, churn is reaching record low levels, and postpaid ARPU increased for the seventh straight quarter.”

AT&T's position of power as the sole iPhone provider in the US might take a hit Apple is considering to offer the iPhone to AT&T rival Verizon Wireless.

This may be the reason why the company is busy promoting smartphones from other makers.

In a presentation during the announcement of its financial results, AT&T promoted smartphones running on Android, Windows Phone 7, webOS, BlackBerry and Symbian, but no Apple iPhone.