AT&T Posts Record Numbers, But iPad Activations Lagging

So, completely unsurprisingly, AT&T made a ton of money last quarter - $US31.4 billion. Chalk that up in part to the 4.1 million iPhones they activated. But don't chalk it up to the paltry 442,000 tablets switched on.

The 442,000 figure includes both iPads and Android tabs - and since we figure the latter has been relatively negligible in the US (compared to the former), this represents a pretty staggering split between those opting away from Apple's 3G model in favour of Wi-Fi only. Apple sold seven million iPads last quarter. That's an international number, but even if you take a fraction of that, an even large part of 442,000 is on the meager side. [AT&T]