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Microsoft's Kin ONEm And Kin TWOm Back On Sale At Verizon

We warned you they would be back – and look who just swaggered into town today, as if they never even got killed off by Microsoft. Should’ve picked better aliases, though – Kin ONEm and Kin TWOm is just plain weird.

The Microsoft Kin Is Coming Back To Life On Verizon

The Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two – which were killed off six weeks after launching – are coming back to life according to a leaked Verizon roadmap. Why, God, why?

Steve Ballmer's Bonus Was Halved Because Of Kin Phone Screw-Ups

Two years on from taking over Old Billy Gates’s role, and Steve Ballmer’s not doing too badly. WP7 has got people excited, and Windows 7 is actually being used. Yet, he got half the usual bonus last year.

Microsoft Kin Gets A Little Twitter Software Update

Apparently the Microsoft Kin has received a little Twitter update, but it’s still not perfect:

More Kin Dirt Surfaces

If people had talked this much about Kin while it was still alive, it might have stood a chance. Oh well! The battle continues to rage over who gets the write the final chapter in Kin’s history.

Kin Memorial Site Helps You Work Through The Pain

Kin, we hardly knew ye. If you’re overwhelmed with grief over the demise of Microsoft’s pair of smart-dumbphones, or maybe – just possibly – looking for one last chance to make fun of them. The elegies are already rolling in:

The Anatomy Of Kin's Demise

The sudden death of Kin came as a surprise, but it’s increasingly clear that it shouldn’t have. First came hints of internal strife stunting Kin before it ever had a chance, and now the finger’s pointing directly at one man.

The Real Kin Culprit: Internal Microsoft Bickering

Theories abound as to the forces behind Kin’s speedy demise. And yes, ultimately the plug got pulled because it wasn’t selling well. But a theory over at ZDNet holds that spats between Microsoft’s internal fiefdoms doomed Kin from the start.

Microsoft Kills Kin

Just six weeks after launch, Microsoft’s Kin phone, the social phone we wanted to love, is dead. Microsoft is ending its short life, sources close to Microsoft tell us.

Microsoft Kin Phones Will Get Apps, But When?

Microsoft had told us that the Kin and Windows Phone 7 platforms would grow closer in the future, and under heat for the Kin’s lack of, well, features, they’ve said it again. Microsoft’s phone strategy is weird.

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