Microsoft reports disappointing Lumia sales, Surface tablet sales up by 127%

Microsoft has published its earning report for FY Q1 2015 , where it made a net income of $4.5 billion on $23.20 billion in revenue. Another important update from the earning report is that Microsoft has sold 9.3 million Lumia devices in Q1 2015. The number is up by just 5.6 percent from its previous sales of 8.8 million handsets during the same quarter last year, which is a bit disappointing.

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It also announced that revenue from its Surface tablets were at $908 million this quarter, which is 127 percent up from $400 million for the same quarter last year. While the revenue is not that impressive when you compare it with its competitors, it’s good to see that consumers have begun to embrace the Surface tablet line up.

Anyone who has used Surface tablet, knows that when it comes to buying a tablet, which will also serve as a netbook, there’s no match to Microsoft’s Surface. Currently, I us a 10-inch Android tablet coupled with a Belkin bluetooth keyboard for my work on move, and the experience is subpar at the best.

It’s worth nothing that Microsoft is gearing up towards a strategy that will bring a unified experience across all device forms.

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Pranajit Ray
October 26, 2014 2:51 pm 2:51 PM
At the beginning of this month i bought lumia 1020 from flipkart big billion day sale which cost me 20k instead of 28k. this is my first lumia phone. prior to that have used android set upto version kitkat of several makes, from Xolo to HTC. but no cell did satisfy me the way lumia does. it is super fast. it feels like u r gliding on ice plane. no lag whatsoever. only one thing i didnt like, i.e., their naviagtion system thanks to Here maps powered by Bing. In this section,i personally feel nobody can beat google maps,at least… Read more »
October 25, 2014 6:09 pm 6:09 PM

It is because Lumia…… have leukemia !!!!!

October 25, 2014 5:53 pm 5:53 PM

5.6 percent increase in Lumia sales is positive. Most companies like sony and samsung are having negative growth.

Surface Pro 3 is one of the best Tablet all features of a laptop. Initial sale was average, but now it is getting good pace in business community due to extremely positive reviews after launch. Recently Surface was launched outside US and was out stock at many countries due Microsoft under estimating demand.

Microsoft never launched surface in India. Imported once cost around 1.25 lakhs.

October 26, 2014 12:27 pm 12:27 PM

Surface sales are remarkable. the overall tablet market growth has slowed and despite this slow down if surface revenues double(which indirectly means sales are on a rise) its definitely worth appreciating. this quarter has been really awesome for both NSN and Microsoft. nokia is finally profitable and in case of Microsoft even if profits are a little down revenues are high and most importantly consumer products like Xbox Surface and Lumia are doing really well and Microsoft has struggled with these categories in the past.

October 26, 2014 11:51 am 11:51 AM

Well, thats right. Most blogs and news have said this as a “promising growth” whereas i don’t see why the author has called it as an disappointing growth. I have repeatedly said the authors not to come up with personal expectations and it is really sad to see this. 5.6% might be considered promising for someone or disappointing for others.

October 26, 2014 12:22 pm 12:22 PM

To be frank except LG all other branded android manufacturers are witnessing a decline in sale because of heavy competition from Chinese manufacturers amongst such intense competition if Nokia with a not so popular OS like Windows Phone manages to post growth its definitely appreciable maybe its disappointing compared to past growth figures but in the current market situation its definitely worth praising.

October 26, 2014 12:28 pm 12:28 PM

Ok sorry not nokia I meant Lumia

October 26, 2014 12:18 pm 12:18 PM

This excellent article on Zdnet must be read