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Apple’s iPhone 4 still top-selling smartphone at AT&T, Verizon in September

Zach Epstein
October 11th, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Apple’s iPhone 4 was still the best-selling smartphone at both AT&T and Verizon Wireless in September while the Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch topped Sprint’s smartphone lineup and the HTC Sensation was No. 1 at T-Mobile. Canaccord Genuity analyst Mike Walkley on Monday revealed the results of checks the firm performed recently, and the resulting estimates paint an all too familiar picture of the smartphone landscape in the U.S. last month. Read on for more.

At AT&T in September, Apple’s iPhone 4 held the No. 1 spot followed by the Samsung Infuse 4G and RIM’s new $50 BlackBerry Torch 9810 according to Canaccord’s checks. The iPhone 4 also grabbed the top spot at Verizon Wireless again, followed by two pricey LTE-capable Android smartphones: the Motorola DROID BIONIC and the Samsung DROID Charge.

Samsung’s brand new Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch was the top-selling smartphone at Sprint in September despite only having been available for half the month. The HTC EVO 3D was the second best-selling smartphone at Sprint last month, followed by the Motorola Photon 4G. Finally, Canaccord’s checks show that the HTC Sensation was T-Mobile’s No. 1 smartphone in September for the fourth consecutive month, with the myTouch 4G Slide maintaining the No. 2 spot and the Samsung Vibrant rounding out the top-3.

“Our September channel checks indicated solid sell-through trends versus August levels in the U.S. market with sales stronger than our expectations,” Walkley wrote. “While we anticipated slowing sales ahead of new smartphone products such as the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II, our checks indicated solid September sales. Further, we expect even stronger sell-through trends in October versus August/September levels.” The analyst also noted that Apple’s iPad 2 was the top-selling tablet from both AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Canaccord’s September sales chart follows below.

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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