Pocket PC Drives Microsoft’s Mobile Revenues Up 20%

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Microsoft has announced the results of its most recent financial quarter and the mobile devices portion of the software giant saw a substantial increase in revenue.

The company is divided into seven segments, of which the Mobile and Embedded Devices group is by far the smallest. This group is responsible for Pocket PC, SmartPhones, Handheld PC, Windows embedded device operating systems, and MapPoint.

For the quarter that ended June 30, the Mobile group had revenues of $44 million. This is more than a 20% increase when compared with the $36 million in revenues it saw during the same quarter last year. According to Microsoft, “The increase in revenue was driven by increased Pocket PC shipments and MapPoint licensing.”

This was the end of Microsoft’s financial year. During the past four quarters, the Mobile group saw revenues of $156 million. This is an almost 40% increase over the $112 million in revenue it had during the financial year that ended in June of 2002.

Microsoft’s financial report gives an overview of the entire company but doesn’t completely break down results for each of its divisions. This means that revenues for the Mobile group are known but not its expenses. Without this information, it isn’t possible to say whether this division is profitable.

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