Against all expectations, Microsoft has reportedly announced the death of its own Kin, just 6 weeks after its release into the market. Much to the dismay of Windows Phone 7 & social networking phone lovers, it has brought down an appalling gloom of darkness shrouded in mystery. It has been learnt from sources (Andy Lees) within Microsoft, that the project Kin would be terminated with immediate effect and the entire Kin core team would be moved into Windows Phone 7 project. So, this would enable Microsoft to concentrate one big group on this promising project.
It has been revealed that Microsoft encountered several constraints & severe financial setbacks running the Kin project, including an unexpectedly feeble response in Kin's opening sales, amounting to just 500 Kins. Another major blow that Microsoft could not sustain, came in the form of Verizon's exorbitant service charges on the monthly plan mirroring its luxury smartphone service plans. Also, Microsoft's marketing gimmick in calling 'Kin' as “Windows Phone 7 Phone” has apparently backfired by confusing the brand-name for prospective consumers!
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