Will the Kin Hurt Windows Phone 7?

Microsoft is gearing up for the launch of its new mobile platform, Windows Phone 7. The appearance of WP7 to the failed Kin OS is similar, so there is a concern the recent failure will have a negative impact on the new platform launching soon.

Why Carriers Still Hold the Key to Handset Sales

Microsoft was forced last week pulled the plug on the Kin, a two-phone lineup that debuted not long ago on Verizon Wireless. The flop is just the latest knot in a string of evidence suggesting that, when it comes to selling handsets, carriers still hold the key.

Why Carriers Still Hold the Key to Handset Sales

Microsoft last week pulled the plug on the Kin, a two-phone lineup that debuted on Verizon Wireless just a few weeks ago. The flop is just the latest knot in a string of evidence suggesting strong relationships with carriers are crucial to selling handsets.

5 Lessons Learned From the Microsoft Kin Debacle

Microsoft effectively killed off the Kin One and Two handsets yesterday, just six weeks after the phones launched. But there are at least five positive lessons learned from Kin that Microsoft can apply to its Windows Phone 7 product, expected before the end of this year.

Microsoft Kills Kins, Six Weeks After Launch

Microsoft Kin phones are not selling as indicated by recent price cuts. Kin One is now being sold for $30 while Kin Two is being sold for $50. These cuts went into effect six weeks after the Kins went on sale and despite heavy advertising.

Microsoft: the Kin and Windows Phone 7 Will Merge

When Microsoft and Verizon announced the new Kin phones, critics jumped on the plan pricing required for them. Not able to download apps, the Kin phones are not full smartphones, but Microsoft says that ability is on the way, as is merging with Windows Phone 7.

Microsoft Kin Reviews Appearing: Mixed Impressions

Microsoft surprised a lot of folks when it announced its new line of “almost smartphones” aimed at teens and young adults. The Kin phones are designed as phones that tap into the social networking scene. Initial reviews are in, and Microsoft may need to rethink things.