However, the whole thing tanked faster than the Titanic.
| Jul 07
|| Mini-Microsoft: The KIN-fusing KIN-clusion to KIN, and FY11 Microsoft Layoff Rumors
|| Probably the most interesting post-mortem yet.
| Jul 03
|| Feature: Post mortem: KIN’s tragic demise
|| Another post-mortem.
| Jul 02
|| T-Mobile kills off current Sidekicks, Kin says ‘welcome to the club’
| Jul 02
|| 5 Lessons Learned From the Microsoft Kin Debacle
|| I don’t think Microsoft is ready to learn any of this.
|| Inform the next of KIN: Microsoft’s tween phone is no more
||The end of the Sidekick era. What a waste.
| Microsoft Is Killing The Kin
| What killed the Kin?
| Jun 30
|| For Microsoft, the Mobile Market Has No Kins-hip
| Jun 29
|| Kin One drops to $29, Two drops to $49, data plans remain silly expensive
|| It’s dead, Jim.
| Jun 18
|| “RUMOR: Microsoft has only sold 500 “Kin phones. Sounds silly, even for the DOA Kin. But let’s do a straw poll: Has a…
| Jun 16
|| Microsoft prepping Yahoo, AIM, and Windows Live Messenger support for Kin?
| Jun 01
|| Best Buy now offering Kin One free, Kin Two for $50 on contract
|| The wonders of subsidized markets.
|| Teardown gets to the silicon heart of the Kin Two
| Microsoft Kin Two gets torn apart, reveals Sony image sensor
| May 13
|| Kin Media Sync for Mac syncs Kin media with Mac
|| Well, that’s fresh.
| May 12
|| Microsoft and Verizon say Kin’s monthly pricing isn’t crazy, when you think about it
|| Everything’s relative.
| May 06
|| Kin available tomorrow, but pricing may hamper adoption
|| Ah, the wonders of pricing.
|| Kin available online starting tomorrow, in Verizon stores on May 13
|| Looks like they’re both subsidized, as usual.
| Microsoft Kin One and Two review
|| Reasonably in-depth.
| Apr 28
|| Kin firmware torn apart, reveals provisioning for AT&T, T-Mobile, Fido?
| Apr 23
|| Microsoft Kin specs update: 600MHz processors, ambient sensors
|| A bit more info on the hardware.
|| Microsoft Kin: everything you ever wanted to know
|| …milking it a bit more…
| Editorial: Engadget on Microsoft Kin
|| If you don’t know what to write, poll contradictory opinions…
|| feature: Microsoft KIN hands-on: Great ideas in a teeny-bop package
|| Ars gets it.
| Entelligence: Think Pink – First take on Microsoft’s Kin
|| Michael Gartenberg also gets it, but then again he’s probably closest to it than most.
| Why You Don’t Want a Microsoft Kin Phone
|| PCWorld doesn’t, not by a long shot. This kind of piece is why most tech journalism is useless these days…
| Hands-on First Impressions of Microsoft’s Kin Phones
|| I find it interesting that the article says the Spot is finicky and that the device tries to do too much at once – my impressions were precisely the opposite (i.e., the spot works fine and it’s easy to focus on what you want to do, regardless of the different visual design). It’s a phone for teens, not for techies.
| Kin is basically a Zune HD inside, can go for a weekend on a charge
|| This is one of the best bits – the devices seem to be very energy-efficient, and people are tired of re-charging every day.
| Microsoft: Kin and Windows Phone 7 will share more technology over time
|| The target segments are completely different, though…
| Apr 12
|| Vodafone to Bring Microsoft KIN Phone to Europe
|| Yep. Gonna be business as usual, then.
| Apr 11
|| Microsoft Pink livestream page offers glimpse of Turtle, Pink name changing at launch
|| Of course it’s going to change.
| Apr 5
|| Microsoft invites us to mystery event, April 12th! Update: for Pink phones?
|| Yep, of course it is.