Verizon (VZ) says it activated 6.8M smartphones in Q3, of which 3.4M were Android phones (many...

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Verizon (VZ) says it activated 6.8M smartphones in Q3, of which 3.4M were Android phones (many of them were probably Galaxy S III units) and 3.1M were iPhones. This compares with 2.9M Android phones and 2.7M iPhones in Q2. Verizon adds 21% of iPhone activations (~650K) involved LTE devices (i.e. the iPhone 5) - supply issues are said to be responsible. Apple (AAPL) -0.8%. (VZ Q3 results: I, II, III)