Nokia cuts losses; sales continue to plummet
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 18, 2013 6:48AM
HELSINKI — Nokia has reported a first-quarter net loss of 272 million euros ($357 million), down from a loss of 928 million euros a year earlier, mainly thanks to cost cutting. Sales, however, fell 25 percent to 5.8 billion euros.
The Finland-based company said it sold 5.6 million Lumia Windows phones in January to March, an increase of 27 percent compared with the previous quarter, but total mobile phones sales were down more than 30 percent at 1.59 billion euros.
Devices and services sales were down by more than 30 percent at 2.8 billion euros.