Microsoft News Byte: Xbox One Scores High Number of Preorders

Preorders for the Xbox One have surpassed the number seen by the Xbox 360 during its prelaunch months. Microsoft reported fourth-quarter earnings of $4.97 billion, or 59 cents a share, on revenue of $19.9 billion. Wall Street expected the tech giant to report fourth-quarter earnings of 75 cents a share on revenue of $20.73 billion. Every single time Nokia unveils a new smartphone or reports numbers of any kind, a familiar question is raised: What if Nokia had switched to Android instead of Windows Phone? This was a fun game to play for a few months after Nokia first announced it would dump Symbian and MeeGo in favor of Microsoft's mobile platform, but now that ship has sailed.
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