Nokia may be going through a hell of a transition period, but it released its fiscal Q3 2013 earnings this morning just like clockwork. The Finnish phone maker (for now, anyway) reported net sales of €5.66 billion (or $7.79 billion) in the quarter ending September, along with a surprise profit of €118 million ($162 million).
To put it mildly, those are big, big gains over Nokia’s past performance — the company posted a €115 million loss last quarter, and a whopping €564 million loss this time last year. Meanwhile, analysts expected the Finnish phone maker to report earnings of zero cents per share (which happens to be in line the figure Nokia put up last quarter) and €5.9 million in revenue in the days leading up to the release.
There’s been a considerable amount of movement on the smartphone front as well, as Nokia reported selling 8.8 million Lumia devices…
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