MS Of­fice sales soar, but Win­dows Phone fades

Al­ca­tel, HP, and oth­ers will now carry the Win­dows Phone torch, re­veals MARK HACHMAN

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Re­mem­ber when Mi­crosoft touted Win­dows Mo­bile dur­ing earn­ings calls? Now, Mi­crosoft’s Win­dows Phone busi­ness is ‘im­ma­te­rial’, while Of­fice, Azure, and other cloud and ser­vices prod­ucts con­tinue to pro­pel the com­pany to prof­itabil­ity.

In a small note dur­ing its sec­ond-quar­ter earn­ings re­port, Mi­crosoft said its phone busi­ness had de­clined $361 mil­lion in rev­enue from a year ago, lead­ing to the

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