Microsoft’s latest catastrophe, the “KIN,” or “Project Pink” has quickly become a huge embarrassment for Microsoft employees. They only sold 10,000 units before killing the project, revealed Pocketnow….”KIN registers its Facebook app on Facebook, where anybody can actually see total number of monthly active users of app. KIN Facebook app is only available on KIN devices. So how many people are actually using KIN devices that’re connected to Facebook? 8,810 as of right now.”
Businessinsider posted quotes from current and former employees about Kin, citing leadership issues and failure to listen to employee feedback causes poor market performance.
Employees also, voicing their frustrations: “[…]Andy killed kin to put all the wood behind Windows Phone 7. Er, the guy was in charge for two years of Kin development. He could have made this decision far earlier. Similarly Windows Phone 7 has two years of development under his watch. Based on his past performance, 99% chance this’s also going to be a total catastrophe. (emphasis added) It further doesn’t help that much of the Windows Phone 7 leadership team was kicked out of Windows when they screwed up Vista.”