Microsoft KIN team says adios & moving to Windows Phone 7

Microsoft KIN team says adios & moving to Windows Phone 7
Microsoft KIN owners were probably surprised to see updates being pushed out quietly to their handsets, but alas, all good things have to come to an eventual end. The KIN team put in some hard effort and sweat in trying to get the KIN platform up to par to satisfy the ever increasing bar that competing platforms have set, but sadly they announced their last farewell through their Twitter account. Their Twitter posting said, “KIN: This is our last tweet from this account. The team is now working on Windows Phone 7 & would love to hear from you @windowsphone.” So now that any future development from the KIN team is cut, don't expect to see KIN handsets receive any new functionality or features. Instead, the team responsible for building KIN from the ground up is focusing their attention on the all important and upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform, Microsoft will no doubt require all the talent and aid to make sure that this launch doesn't stutter out of the gate and fall flat like the KIN.

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2 Comments

1. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

DING DONG the witch is dead

2. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

My first inclination would be to suggest that all of those folks who bought KINs be allowed to exchange them, regardless of the 30-day policy. Then I thought about it, and decided that everyone who did buy one probably returned/exchanged them alreadfy, thus prompting the demise of this platform/hardware. If only the device could be re-programmed w/ WP7, it might actually be worth picking up, as a project phone is nothing else.

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