AT&T Claims Lead in Smartphones and Integrated Devices Market

Submitted by lalit on May 17, 2009 - 10:09pm.

AT&T today announced that twice as many smartphone users have chosen AT&T over any other US carrier. AT&T said that combination of nation’s fastest 3G network and nearly 20,000 US WiFi hotspots with leading lineup of iconic devices like BlackBerry Bold and Nokia E71x helped the company grow.

“AT&T made a big push to be the mobile broadband and smartphone leader many years ago and it’s clearly paying off in a big way for us and our customers,” said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We’ve taken integrated devices mainstream and nearly a third of out postpaid customers use one. Our industry leading 3G and WiFi networks make mobile data accessible to everyone from road warrior with advanced smartphones to texting teens with quick messaging phones. We offer something for everyone.”

AT&T also said that because the smartphone experience depends on the quality of the network supporting it AT&T has continuously invested in its networks, including more than $20 billion in 2008 – more than three quarters of it for mobility and data. AT&T claims that it invested in data networks more than any other publicly traded company in the US, and it will continue doing that in 2009.

We are not sure AT&T is investing in right areas as we still get dropped calls and slower Internet connections on our phones. However, we can say one thing for sure, launch of iPhone on AT&T network has definitely pushed the things in right direction for smartphone and integrated devices.
[Via Mobile Burn]