Microsoft kills the Kin

Posted in Microsoft by Conner Flynn on July 1st, 2010

The Microsoft Kin is now dead just six short weeks after the launch. The Kin range has been officially dropped. Apparently the handsets had staggeringly low sales figures. One rumor claimed that only 500 Kins had been sold.

Pricing was also likely an issue as Verizon positioned it with smartphone-like pricing. Microsoft’s official statement simply said that their Kin team would be integrated into the Windows Mobile 7 team and that they were not going to ship the KIN range in Europe.

[Gizmodo]

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