sony sells 13 million smartphones during the holiday period

News in the smartphone world about Sony’s performance are usually somber – the company isn’t what it used to be and its sales were in a tailspin over the past few years. Today the company issued its financial report for the third fiscal quarter (which is the October-December period) and the numbers were actually not as bad as we expected.

Sony managed to sell 1.3 million smartphones, which is over twice as many as the previous quarter when the number was just about 600,000.

The report shows 20% decline in profit on a quarterly basis due to weak sales of imaging sensors or…