Sales of Windows 8 helped Microsoft report nearly $6.4 billion in profit on $21.5 billion in revenue, but it remains to be seen whether the new OS is a success.
Microsoft announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter, the first to include numbers generated by the Windows 8 launch. Though profit declined, company revenue increased, helped by Microsoft's Windows division, where sales shot up more than 20 percent year on year.
Nokia swung to a net profit during the fourth quarter, as it sold a growing number of Windows Phone-based smartphones.
Microsoft's Windows Phone is still lagging a long way behind Android and iOS in terms of market share, but new figures indicate that the mobile operating system has experienced strong European growth over the last year, particularly in Britain and Italy.
According to The Verge, Nokia's next Windows Phone may have a 41-megapixel sensor to help with digital zoom.
Nokia is embracing the 3D printing community by releasing files that will let smartphone users create their own custom shells.
BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8 will also be taking part in the smartphone battle
From daring gambles to blundering stumbles, Microsoft had one of the busiest years in all of high-tech. Let's recap the company's soaring wins and embarrassing losses.
Google says it has no plans for making business apps such as Gmail or Google Drive for Windows 8 or Window Phone