Microsoft Ends The Kin After 6 Weeks

Posted Jul 1, 2010

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has ended the sales of the Kin mobile phone series only six weeks after launch. Andy Lees will be placing the whole Kin team into the Windows Phone 7 team so that there will be more man power in that group.

The reason why the Kin sales has been ended is because of low sales. Rumor had it that they only sold 500 Kins. Developing the Kin costed Microsoft millions of dollars too.

One of the reasons why the Kin did not do well is because Verizon priced the phone at a cost similar to smartphones. But the Kin is not a smartphone, its a phone that focuses on social networking.

And who can forget those terrible advertisements too? For the few of you that bought Kins, you will continue to get support from Microsoft. If you own a Kin, what do you think about this news? Leave a comment.