Microsoft has announced results for the second quarter of its current financial year, covering the three months until 31st December 2012.
Revenue for the quarter was up nearly 3% year-on-year to $21.46 billion, while net income fell by approaching 4% to $6.38 billion.
Juniper Research publishes its 2012 smartphone estimates
Mobile analyst firm Juniper Research is the latest company to estimate last year’s smartphone figures.
It’s calculated that more than 200 million smartphones were shipped in Q4 of 2012, bringing the annual total to 671 million: that’s annual growth of almost 42% year-on-year.
According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, smartphone shipments were up almost 43% last year to 700 million units.
Samsung extended its smartphone market share by more than ten percentage points while Nokia lost around the same amount.
1.6 billion mobile phones were shipped worldwide in 2012; a 2% year-on-year increase, according to ABI Research.
Smartphones accounted for 41% of the overall figure.
ABI Research, the International Data Corporation, Juniper Research and Strategy Analytics have all published their estimates for mobile phone sales in 2012. Although some manufacturers release shipment or sales figures as part of their quarterly results, others - such as Samsung - don’t provide a detailed breakdown.
The full statement from IDC is below.