The struggling company said that it sold 8.8 million Lumia smartphones, a 40 percent increase from three million a year earlier, but gave a negative outlook for its devices and services operations that it is selling to Microsoft Corporation, News.com.au reports.
However, the company said that it expects a positive operating margin of 12 percent at its solutions and networks unit.
According to the report, net sales at the devices and services unit fell by another 19 percent in the quarter, to 3.9 billion dollars.
The company lagged behind chief competitors, like Apple, with quarterly sales of 33.8 million, the report added.
--ANI (Posted on 30-10-2013)