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Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Companies, Economy |

Microsoft profits fall to lower sales of PCs

Microsoft profits fall to lower sales of PCs

(Cc) Tonz

released its for the third quarter of the year – at the right time – revealing revenues of USD $16,010 million and $4,470 million in revenue, returning to positive territory after release its first loss in history the quarter past .

Although it is a step forward, the company is below USD $5,740 million earned in the same quarter last year. Anyway, it is a difficult time for Microsoft, since many customers may be delaying their purchases waiting for the launch of and Windows Phone 8 later this month.

sales fell 8% to a total of USD $16,010 million, due to a fall in demand for PCs with Windows due to the economic crisis, coupled with the upcoming release of the operating system. Splitting Windows and Windows Live revenue generated USD $ 3,240 million, 33% less than what was achieved in the same quarter last year.

“The launch of Windows 8 is the beginning of a new era for Microsoft . The investments we have made in many years are now coming together to create a future of exceptional services and devices, with tremendous opportunities for our customers, developers and partners, “said company CEO, Steve Ballmer, in a statement.

Link: Q1 FY13 Earnings Release (Microsoft)

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