Microsoft’s smartphone sales fall off a cliff

Microsoft sold 73% fewer Lumia smartphones over the past three months compared to the same period last year, while mobile revenue for the quarter dropped by 46%.

The company released these figures as part of its latest quarterly results, which painted a poor picture of its smartphone business.

Engadget reported that in the quarter preceding the latest period, Microsoft suffered a phones sales drop of 54%.

This also follows reports from January that the Windows Phone is dead, based on sales data.

The company is still making a profit off its smartphones, though – with net profit at $3.8 billion.

Microsoft had more positive news when it came to its Surface business, which has shown a 61% growth year-on-year.

The company said the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book contributed to the rise in sales.

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