Confirmed: Verizon halts all on-line sales of KIN phones
posted by FAUguy / Jul 18, 2010, 1:55 PM
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that was about as successful as crystal pepsi.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:47 AM 0
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If the Kins were the best Microsoft could do in the post ios and Android market, I don't have much hope for WM7. This is not the time for half-assed attempts at making a smartphone to compete with Droids, Evos and iPhones. Microsoft has a lot of making up to do. My suggestion is that we start with a Kin bonfire!
posted on Jul 18, 2010, 2:42 PM 0
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As long as its takin for WM7 to show its face on the smartphone scene, it ought to be the best thing since sliced bread. KIN seems to be the bastard child that no one wants to claim ownership of...but i think WM7 will be a lot better than what the KIN's had to offer, esp. with Zune/Xbox intergration. Could possibly be a good ecosystem for the Windows platform.
posted on Jul 18, 2010, 6:47 PM 0
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The kins were a fine example of "it looked great on paper".
posted on Jul 18, 2010, 4:40 PM 0
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heck i dont even know if they really looked that good on paper... i've been doubting the kins since the microsoft pink phones were rumors. Phones and Microsoft just dont mix for me. *Although I am a little curious about windows phone 7 since its taking so long to build.
posted on Jul 18, 2010, 5:45 PM 0
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the biggest problem was the delay in getting the phone to market. It was delayed over 18 months because Balmer or some project head didn't want to use the Sidekick OS that was the original design. A choice was made to have a Microsoft OS in their first foray into phone manfacturer. While this wasn't the strongest device ever put out, think for a moment if this had launched as planned. What was the marketplace like at that time? Android? What's that? MMS on an iPhone? You get the idea. Putting a limited-capability device on the market with a mandatory $30 data plan was marketing suicide. If it was a $15 data plan (think VCAST VPak), the result could have been far more successful. Oh, well. On to bigger & better things for everyone.
posted on Jul 19, 2010, 8:58 AM 0
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