Earlier this week. AT&T announced it had activated 10 million smartphones in the holiday quarter. Not to be outdone, Verizon chimed in with own figures in an SEC filing that suggests it activated 9.8 million smartphones during the last three months of the year.

Though Verizon has an Android-dominated lineup of smartphones, the carrier did say it activated a “higher mix of Apple smartphones” this time around. This boost is likely due to the iPhone 5 which hit retail shelves in the second half of 2012 and a price-reduced iPhone 4S.

[Via The Verge and ZDnet]

Verizon announces 9.8 million smartphone activations, more iPhones originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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