Microsoft Kin Dead

Microsoft's Kin line, is riding off into the sunset just a few short weeks after its release. According to sources close to Microsoft, have told Engadget that "Andy Lees, SVP of Microsoft's Mobile Communications Business, has merged the Kin into the Windows Phone 7 team. They've also cancelled the Kin's Europe launch, which was scheduled […]

Microsoft's Kin line, is riding off into the sunset just a few short weeks after its release. According to sources close to Microsoft, have told Engadget that "Andy Lees, SVP of Microsoft's Mobile Communications Business, has merged the Kin into the Windows Phone 7 team. They've also cancelled the Kin's Europe launch, which was scheduled for later this year, because sales weren't as strong as expected."

Microsoft released a press statement saying that: "We have made the decision to focus exclusively on Windows Phone 7 and we will not ship KIN in Europe this fall as planned. Additionally, we are integrating our KIN team with the Windows Phone 7 team, incorporating valuable ideas and technologies from KIN into future Windows Phone releases. We will continue to work with Verizon in the U.S. to sell current KIN phones."

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