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Verizon: 4M iPhones activated in Q1, half of those were iPhone 5

18 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Verizon: 4M iPhones activated in Q1, half of those were iPhone 5 - read the full textVerizon just finished its quarterly earnings conference call and part of the company’s report was how many smartphones it activated in total - 7.2 million smartphones during the quarter. The iPhones made up over half of them, 4 million. The breakdown of iPhone 5 vs. older iPhones is surprisingly...


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> In reply to harlekkin @ 2013-04-20 03:07 from XrLn - click to readNo buddy, symbian is the best for simplicity. Also they both are better than windows phone and ios

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  • 2013-04-21 17:21
  • uu}e

> In reply to gilbs @ 2013-04-19 10:40 from wMHH - click to readI don't disagree on everything you said, but when it comes to choices, there are lots of people who don't want "complicated". And Android = complicated, simply because it is so customisable. That's not just Android, Symbian is just as bad.

iPhone is simple and easy to use, with an extremely well-rounded customer experience for both the phone itself, and the customer service element. It's like driving an automatic, maybe not as much fun, but hell of a lot simpler.

The only people that I know that want extreme customisation, widgets and phone hacks are here on GSMARENA.

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  • 2013-04-20 03:07
  • XrLn

> In reply to KoolGXXXX @ 2013-04-18 22:47 from 2m6a - click to readJust like Motoro.. oh.

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  • 2013-04-19 18:19
  • qbnL

This is a premium buyers' perspective of smartphone users - hence, the iPhone dominance among Verizon subscribers. Those who purchase their phones off-contract would likely see an increase in android purchases. Why? Because there is no such thing as a low-end iPhone. The iPhone 5 is clearly expensive for what it offers, and even the older models cost too much $ for what they offer the user. On the other hand, you can find an android device from the cheapest ~$60 smartphones all the way to the Vertu Ti. That's what android offers, choices. It's also open-source so lots of customization can be done both by manufacturers and by users.

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  • 2013-04-19 10:40
  • wMHH

No, But Phone manufacture with android are Asian

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  • 2013-04-19 08:29
  • K2E}

I m using Anroid and ios,m fnd of both but 4s best with its apps n games ,few days earlier I was also an iphone hater but nw i truly love with it if any one have any quary thn try it.

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  • 2013-04-19 06:39
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> In reply to KoolGXXXX @ 2013-04-18 22:47 from 2m6a - click to readSo is Google an Asian company???

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  • 2013-04-19 06:04
  • K2IS

Well done Apple, despite the Android smartphones having bigger screen, more featurs, Apple still not eaten for lunch.


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  • 2013-04-19 05:44
  • IaHc

> In reply to KoolGXXXX @ 2013-04-18 22:47 from 2m6a - click to readcome on, Android is also American product!

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  • 2013-04-19 05:42
  • IaHc

Well android is selling better around the world than in US. Like the saying, every monkey will protect their mountain, Americans are protecting apple.

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  • 2013-04-18 22:47
  • 2m6a

Because one additional row of icons doesn't worth 100$

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  • 2013-04-18 22:29
  • HFf0

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-18 20:01 from sXD0 - click to readThing is, the average user doesn't even need an high end android or iOS phone. Low end devices most often are pretty much enough, as long as it can have a Facebook app and Whatsapp.

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  • 2013-04-18 21:27
  • mA51

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-18 19:35 from sXD0 - click to readi hear you. i also have an iphone 5

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  • 2013-04-18 20:45
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> In reply to nokia3110 @ 2013-04-18 20:14 from xA1g - click to readThis IS news from one network, you do realise?

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  • 2013-04-18 20:39
  • sXD0

> In reply to nokia3110 @ 2013-04-18 20:14 from xA1g - click to readIts only one carrier.

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  • 2013-04-18 20:34
  • p771

Only 2 mils iphone 5 in one quarter ? No wonder Samsung is kicking Apple's butt left n right.

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  • 2013-04-18 20:14
  • xA1g

> In reply to Iskander @ 2013-04-18 19:44 from mA51 - click to readI understand that, but do you really think the average person on the street uses Bluetooth, Storage and widgets as deal breakers when choosing between a high end Android and iPhone?

Simple fact, is they don't.

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  • 2013-04-18 20:01
  • sXD0

> In reply to pux @ 2013-04-18 18:31 from 3$vi - click to readXperia Z sold 4.6 million in whole world, but iphone's figure is only for one carrier in USA. Hope you understand the difference.........

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  • 2013-04-18 19:56
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-18 19:35 from sXD0 - click to readDon't mix up you with 'all the people'. While an iPhone might do everything you need it to do, it very well may lack features, skills and abilities that someone else needs/wants.

In any case, it a bit a pity that they did not disclose the figures of the rest, even in the mildest form. But, as the article already states, it is very likely that the major part of it's further sales consists out of Android devices, as BlackBerry came too late with the Z10 for Q1 in any case, and Nokia's figures released today tell a story of little sales.

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  • 2013-04-18 19:44
  • mA51

> In reply to yan @ 2013-04-18 17:46 from j8wI - click to readI went for the iPhone 5 for the screen, which was similar size to my SGS2. I've not looked back since as it does all of the essential things people need it to do. And it does them well.

Add to that, the likes of Vine and Twitter #Music being exclusive to iOS for now.

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  • 2013-04-18 19:35
  • sXD0

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