Verizon Wireless store salesman Antione Haynes looks out the front...

Verizon Wireless store salesman Antione Haynes looks out the front door of a Verizon store with an Apple iPhone advertisement in foreground in Mountain View, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2011) Credit: AP

Verizon Wireless says its first day of taking online orders for the iPhone produced record sales.

The cell phone carrier says that in just two hours Thursday morning more customers had purchased the phone than in any previous phone launch.

The company isn't giving specific figures nor did it say what the previous record was for its sales of a new phone. But it says it halted orders at 8:10 p.m. Thursday night,

The iPhone will go on sale at Verizon stores for the first time next week, breaking AT&T Inc.'s exclusive hold on Apple Inc.'s popular phone in the U.S.

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