We thought it was weird when Microsoft killed Kin only to have Verizon oddly resurrect it. It doesn't matter anymore because on January 31, 2011, Microsoft's Kin Studio, the cloud that the Kin relies on to work, will close. Verizon will even give you a free 3G phone to replace your Kin.
We actually really liked Kin Studio and thought it was how the cloud was supposed to work. But without it, the Kin is neutered to the point of being unusable (hence, Verizon giving Kin users a phone to replace it with). Here's what WPCentral says the Kin can no longer do:
-Feed Reader will stop working
-Search Near me will stop working
-Posting Photos to social sites will no longer be possible
-Most pictures currently on Kin will only appear at thumbnail resolution
-Posting to Social Networks will no longer work.
-No comments from the loop
-Social network contacts will disappear.
-Loop will stop to work
-Kin Spot will only send to emails.
-Social networks only accessed from web browser.
So, it's really, finally dead. [WPCentral]