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Submission + - The return of the Microsoft Kin (engadget.com)

symbolset writes: In a surprising turn of events Engadget is reporting that the Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two will have an encore in the market. Some years ago Microsoft purchased Danger, Inc, services provider for the legendary Sidekick line of phones and set upon refreshing them for a new generation in "Project Pink". Several project restarts and one data loss incident later the project had lost favor internally and relations with the launch carrier Verizon had gone sour. The product was launched anyway to dismal sales and yanked from the market in under two months.

According to the article the costly data plan was thought to be to blame for the poor sales, so cellular data services and features that require them have been removed.

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The return of the Microsoft Kin

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