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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus