5.8 million Lumia smartphones sold this last quarter
Microsoft has just shared their latest quarterly financial report. This is for the previous three months that ended on June 30, 2014. Microsoft reported revenue of $23.38 billion with a net income of $4.61 billion. In the report, you'll find a ton of information about the various divisions within Microsoft. One interesting statistic: 5.8 million Lumia smartphones were sold during that period.
Microsoft completed the acquisition of Nokia's handset division during this quarter and also reports a few stats on phone hardware.
- Phone hardware revenue was $1.99 billion (Lumia and non-Lumia devices post acquisition)
- 5.8 million Lumia smartphones sold
- 30.3 million non-Lumia smartphones sold
Note: This isn't technically the full quarter, just the time frame after the deal between Microsoft and Nokia.
We'll have more analysis coming soon. In the meantime, settle into your favorite analyst chair and sound off with your thoughts.
Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab)
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On occasion, he gets spanked hard with facts by Ed Bott at ZDNet (and its always a pleasure to read when it happens!). Anyway, read the latter (i.e., Ed Bott) and do not believe anything from the former.
If the 30 million phones have so little profit margin - say only a few dollars per phone - or even negative proft, then it most definitely isn't worth keeping the 10k staff to support it. Just because you sell a lot of something doesn't mean you make money or that part of the business is worth keeping. If I start selling iPhones at 20 bucks a pop I'm sure I would sell a crap load of them too, but it doesn't do much good if it cost me 100 dollars to make one now does it?
Microsoft can't force a carrier to sell any particular model of phone.
Microsoft can offer them one and pitch it to a carrier, and then the carrier will decide, based on projections, if they can either shift units or compel a customer to sign a service contract.
The platform desperately needs a couple of new flagship hero devices, otherwise the low share is going to get even lower.
I know it's old
but since wp run smooth on moderate specs I still get the latest and greatest services I wont come back to iphone
wp been very good platform for me and I will continue supporte it the last monthes been huge improvement in the eco system also keep one micro and nokia