It was an interesting move, albeit somewhat unsurprising and natural transition when Microsoft announced that they would acquire Nokia’s cellphone division. Given the close ties that Nokia and Microsoft had, the acquisition would basically give Microsoft the ability to churn out their own brand of smartphones, which they have started doing under the Lumia banner.


That being, how has Microsoft’s Lumia sales been so far? As it turns out it looks like they’re doing pretty well. According to the latest numbers announced by Microsoft as part of the results for their last quarter that ended in Q4 2014, it has been revealed that Microsoft has managed to pull in $2.3 billion in revenue from their mobile division from hardware sales alone.

It has also been revealed that the Redmond company managed to sell 10.5 million Lumia units in that time. This is an increase from 9.3 million smartphones sold in Q3 2014 and 8.2 million in Q4 2013, so safe to say it looks like Microsoft’s smartphone sales are on the rise. However it should be noted that despite the increase in sales, revenue has dropped slightly from $2.6 billion.

This is apparently due to the loss of licensing revenue from Nokia after the acquisition, but hopefully the increase in hardware sales and the upwards trend will be able to make up for that in future quarters. The IDC also notes that this is the first time Microsoft has managed to sell more than 10 million Windows Phone handsets in a quarter.

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