Microsoft makes progress with phone and tablet sales: Surface revenue nears $1B

Mircrosoft’s quarterly¬†financials positively¬†surprised analysts as the company topped $23.2 billion in revenue. The surprise doesn’t end there though. It took three iterations, but Microsoft seems to have gotten in right with the Surface Pro 3. Surface revenues for fiscal first quarter of 2015 measured $908 million. Microsoft didn’t break out sales figures for the hybrid laptop / tablet. The company is also building revenue from phone hardware, taking in $2.6 billion from quarterly handset sales through what was once Nokia’s hardware business. Microsoft reported $478 million in gross margin from phone hardware as it continues its effort to build market share for Windows Phones.