Kin hell! Microsoft pull new 'social phone'
Did it REALLY happen or was it just some kind of weird dream we had? Turns out it was kind of both but now the dream is dead. We speak of course about the Microsoft Kin, Team Bill’s attempt to bring the world a ‘social phone’ that was loaded with features for the avid Twitter and Facebooker.
But, as if it were a bag of M&Ms with ball bearings in the middle, the kids somehow didn’t take to the Kin and now it is being removed from sale production of the Kin is coming to an end, only a few weeks after its high-profile US of American launch and years of development.
There’s talk of fewer than 500 of the things actually being sold, and with carrier Verizon pricing it as though it were a smartphone (it so WASN’T – it was a KIN) there was little incentive for the modern youths to get one of the things in their lives. The weird adverts didn't help either, to be fair.
Windows say they will now concentrate their phonicular efforts on the Windows 7 phone, whatever the hell that is. Meanwhile, for those people who did buy a Kin, all support from Microsoft will disappear by the end of August, along with the phone itself, which will self-destruct quietly and safely as they sleep. No, not really, but what do we care?