Verizon just finished its conference call, and had a few details
to share about iPhone and Android sales, Galaxy S III performance,
and the immediate impact of the “Share Anything” plans. Verizon
sold 2.7 million iPhones, down from the 3.2 million it sold last
quarter — it also sold 2.9 million Android devices, 2.5 million
of which run on Verizon’s LTE network. It’s not terribly
surprising to see the iPhone sales start to slow as we get closer
to the next iPhone launch, and the Galaxy S III should help
Android maintain that advantage next quarter.
Interesting numbers. Verizon is pretty much done selling non-LTE smartphones, except for the iPhone. Those numbers make me think this year’s new iPhone almost has to support LTE.