It arguably doesn't really matter much any more now that the Microsoft buyout has been agreed, but Nokia's latest quarterly figures [PDF] are out and show that the Finnish phone giant sold a record 8.8m Lumia smartphones in Q3.
That compares to 7.4m in Q2 and just 2.9m this time last year, but while the company overall saw a modest profit of €118m, the Devices and Services division still came in at a loss of €86m.
The boost in Lumia sales has a lot to do with Nokia finally picking up some kind of sales momentum in North America, where a higher-than-expected 1.4m Lumia units were shifted.
As for feature phones, they continue to be by far the greatest sellers for Nokia in terms of pure numbers. A total of 55.8m Asha phones sold over the three months ending in September, but while that's slightly up on last quarter's 53.7m it's well down over last year's 76.6m.
The overall €118m profit marks only the second quarter of profitability Nokia has posted since the Windows Phone strategy shift in early 2011, with the other being last year's Christmas quarter – always the strongest for consumer tech companies.
And looking at the figures, the decision to accept Microsoft's buyout offer does actually seem to be the right one from a purely financial point of view.
Nokia's profit for the quarter without its Devices and Services division – the bit Microsoft has bought – comes in even higher at €204m. That's hardly stellar, but if you look over the past two years, the part of its business Nokia has sold has consistently been the part that's lost the most money.