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Verizon Moves 2 Million iPhones in Two Months

Verizon activated 2.2 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2011–the first in which it offered Apple’s handset.

AT&T, which had previously had an exclusive on the iPhone in the U.S., reported yesterday that it activated 3.6 million iPhones during Q1. But those numbers aren’t, um, apples to apples: Verizon didn’t start selling the phone until February, which means its total only spans two months of availability.

Apple says it sold 18.65 million iPhones worldwide during the quarter. Verizon also says it activated 500,000 4G devices during Q1, including 260,000 HTC Thunderbolts in a two-week span.


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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google