KIN Studio Closes Permanently

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Did you buy a KIN? We hope not. The failed “not a smartphone, but not a featurephone” product from Microsoft and launched exclusively on Verizon was axed just 48 days after it was launched, due to poor sales. We hypothesized that the reason KIN failed was because of many reasons: it was too late (KIN might have been compelling three years ago), the data plan was too expensive, the marketing was poor, and the software was slow. To add insult to injury, those that bought a KIN will now find their device to be less useful: the KIN Studio, a web interface that keeps your phone’s data backed up, has closed. The silver lining? Aaron Woodman from the direct of mobile communications business at Microsofs contends that KIN Studio-like features are coming to Windows Phone 7. So, the Studio for KIN was kind of a practice run.

Source: WinRumors

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.