Windows Sales Stalled By Tablet Headwinds

Friday Jan 28th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff
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Quarterly Windows sales were down 30 percent.

InformationWeek: Microsoft has released its quarterly earnings report, and its Windows sales disappointed many analysts. Sales of the flagship operating system were down 30 percent compared to a year ago, with revenue of $5.05 billion. "Competitors' successes in tablets and smartphones have caused unprecedented competitive pressure for Microsoft's core Windows/Office franchise and consumer segment," said Sandeep Aggarwal of Caris & Company.

However, Microsoft's overall earnings of $0.77 per share beat expectations of $0.68 per share. The company's operating income for the quarter totaled $8.17 billion.

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