egzthunder1 · Jul 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

Goodbye KIN One and KIN Two

The world of mobile devices is a rather fast paced one. Normally, we get the best, the latest, and the greatest and are happy about it… until the next one comes out. All of the sudden devices are no longer as attractive as they were when we got them, even if their functionality hasn’t gone down from the day they were purchased. Microsoft’s latest attempt at releasing a hip device seems to have been a monumental failure. According to an article submitted by XDA moderator and developer Da_G, it seems that Microsoft decided to cut their losses and consolidate all of its efforts in the upcoming Windows Phone 7. There are certain reports which point to the Kins not being released in Europe. However, according to the dev team for the Kin, the devices will be released for Vodafone sometime in autumn.

Microsoft has decided to cut its losses early with the Kin phones.

The company rolled out the Kin One and Kin Two phones in April and began selling them in May. On the last day of June, the Softies announced they had decided against selling the Kins in Europe and planned to fold the Kin team into the Windows Phone 7 team.

You can find the rest of the article in ZDNet.com.

Thanks Da_G for the tip.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
TK · May 21, 2015 at 02:15 pm · 1 comment

Device Review: No.1 X1 Rugged Smartphone

We are almost at the end of Q2 for 2015, and we have seen most of the flagship phones for the year already. While flagship phones usually offer bleeding-edge specs and are the most sought after phones, there is a huge market for non-flagship phones. Some offer value, others offer unique differentiating features. Today, we are going to look at the X1 phone by a Chinese company named N0.1. The company promises a truly rugged IP68 Certified phone. The device has a Quad...

XDA NEWS
Emil Kako · May 21, 2015 at 01:10 pm · 4 comments

When a Friend or Family Member Asks for a Phone Recommendation, What Do You Tell Them?

The majority of us here at XDA would consider ourselves power users and Android enthusiasts. Thus, when a friend or family member has a question about which phone they should get, they usually come to us. However, this is where we all differ. While some will atomically recommend the Nexus line, others in the community will suggest an offering from Samsung or LG. When a friend or family member asks you for a phone recommendation, what do you say?

DISCUSS
Chris Gilliam · May 20, 2015 at 04:08 pm · 8 comments

Nexus 4, 5, and 9 OTA Downloads of 5.1.1

This month was a big one for Android 5.1.1 updates, as you can see from last week's roundup and the barrage of posts on the portal's front page in the recent past. So far we are seeing the lineup of Wear watches, the Nexus 4, Nexus 9, Nexus 10, Nexus Player, and a handfull of others slowly make their way to the latest Android. While waiting around for updates may be fine for casual users, this is XDA; we have OTA download links...

XDA NEWS
Share This