Verizon Wireless has just announced its financial results for the fourth quarter, adding a record-breaking 2.1 million postpaid subscribers and bringing in its highest revenues to date. A total of 9.8 million smartphones were activated, with 6.2 million of those devices being an iPhone. The remaining smartphones, as noted by Verizon CFO Fran Shammo, were Android devices.
Even when disregarding BlackBerry and Windows Phone smartphones during the quarter, the highest number of Android devices that could have been sold is 3.6 million. That number is almost half the number of iPhones that were sold during the quarter, which must have the executives at Apple headquarters in Cupertino smiling.
Interestingly, the iPhone 5 accounts for just under half of total iPhone sales. What this means is that demand for the iPhone 4 and 4S remains significantly strong, despite those smartphones having been on the market for well over a year. But those devices also have a cheaper buy-in price over the regular $199 iPhone 5.