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Windows Phone sales collapse as Microsoft ravages Nokia remnants
19 August 2016, 3:51 pm



Sales of Windows Phones plunged 76 percent in the second quarter, plummeting from 8.2 million in 2015 to less than 2 million this year, researcher Gartner said today.

The dramatic decline was more fallout from Microsoft’s botched acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, the writing off of more than $10 billion, and the subsequent decision to back out of the consumer smartphone market.

According to Gartner, global sales of Windows-powered smartphones in the June quarter came to just under 2 million units. In a filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) last month, Microsoft put its smartphone sales at around 1.2 million. The difference between Gartner’s and Microsoft’s numbers—about 750,000 smartphones—represented what the former believed other device makers sold during the quarter.

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