Sony, Acer and Ingram Micro also report positive third quarter results

Microsoft beats Wall Street predictions in Q3

Several third quarter revenue announcements have been made this morning, including a surprise set of results from Microsoft. The software giant posted above expectations results, suggesting that Vista may not be performing so badly after all.

Tech site reports that the company has so far shifted 88 million copies of Windows Vista. After hours trading saw shares in the giant leapt nearly 12 per cent.

Sony on the other hand, following the chop of its peripheral business, has posted some promising results. Net profits in the three months ended September 30th have shown a massive 43-fold jump, reports the New York Times. The main money spinner for Sony, the electronics division, saw a sales increase of 20.7 per cent.

Acer, having taken a place within the top three PC manufacturers in the world, have posted revenues increased 28.7 per cent year-on-year and 30.4 on quarter.

Ingram Micro also reported double-digit growth, with worldwide sales topping $8.61 billion, representing a 15 per cent rise year-on-year.

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