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.
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 Kins have an audience, a sense of style, and – a rarity from Microsoft – a coherent philosophy. They’re precocious feature phones, with actual potential. So why are they priced like smartphones?