“AT&T is hoping for a happy holiday when it comes to smartphone sales,” Roger Cheng reports for CNET. “The wireless carrier is selling smartphones at a record pace — 6.4 million already in the first two months of the quarter, according to Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T’s mobility arm. De la Vega, speaking at an investor conference today, said he now expects to sell 26 million smartphones this year, 1 million more than previously expected.”

“De la Vega said the first two months of sales alone would give the company the second best quarter of smartphone sales, and sales typically ramp up going into the last month,” Cheng reports. “De la Vega was also bullish on tablets, noting the company’s recent $100 promotion and the mobile data share plan have driven interest in the area… ‘I can’t fathom how many tablets will be under the Christmas tree,’ he said.”

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MacDailyNews Take: iPhone 5.

And iPad and iPad mini.

Merry Christmas, Apple!

[Attribution: MacRumors. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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