The Devices and Consumer group, which includes the Surface tablets, saw its revenue increase 13% to 11.91 billion. Overall, Microsoft reported a record $24.52 billion in revenue. Profits amounted to $6.56 billion, or 78 cents a share. Wall Street was expecting Microsoft to report earnings of 68 cents a share.
The company is still seeking a new CEO to replace the retiring Steve Ballmer. The search, now into its fifth month, will try to find a leader for Microsoft that can help the company try and close the gap between iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
source: CNBC, Pocketlint