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Microsoft has finally gone and offed Pioneer Studios, the operation that was behind the now dead, and still awesome, Courier tablet. The studio was the baby of J Allard, who broke up with Microsoft a year ago, and helped develop consumer electronics and experiences with products like Windows Phone 7, Xbox, Zune and the absolute flop that was the Kin.

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A leaked email has all but confirmed the recently revealed Kin phones will launch on Verizon in May. Thanks to the internal memo, we know the launch should be May 13, with preorder starting May 6.

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You can doubt Microsoft's phone strategy. You can grouse about features they've left out of Windows Phone 7. But don't for one second question their ability to put together an Office suite, OK?