Memorial for the Microsoft Kin device.

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27 responses

  1. Gary Thomas

    I own a KIN phone (KIN 2 to be specific), and it is far better than numerous other phones I have owned and out there in the market.

    Camera:
    It comes with high resolution 8MP camera with flash. I love taking videos and pictures using this phone, which also gets backed up automatically on KIN STUDIO.

    Social Network Integration:
    I’m an avid Facebook user, and the integration to FB, Twitter and other Social Networking sites has been awesome. In a click of a button, I can take a high-resolution Picture or video and can share it with the whole world (Facebook, Myspace or emails).

    KIN Studio:
    This is such an innovative, cool and unique concept. All my data on the phone (High Res Pictures,videos, contacts, messages (SMS’s, call history) etc) gets backed up on KIN Studio website and I don’t need a cable to transfer data from my phone anymore. I don’t need to worry about losing my device anymore, as the data on my phone gets backed up real time. Fantastic concept and Microsoft has nailed this down really well!

    KIN SPOT:,
    This is again a cool concept, where you can drag-drop content, friends etc and share things with that close circle of friends.

    Email:
    The email integration is awesome too, and I do access my Yahoo/Gmail through this phone and I hardly access mails through a PC.

    Eventhough this phone doesn’t come with numerous features, they have nailed down really well on whatever they offered. I also heard that Microsoft was planning to do more over the air updates with other key features that are missing in the version 1. I hope they don’t cancel those updates.

    I really don’t understand the reason behind killing this phone, especially within a month from it’s launch.

    The one and the only negative I could see is the Verizon’s data plan pricing (29$ a month is a bit way too expensive). I’m sure these phones will sell really well, if the data plan pricing was $10 to $15 a month.

    I really hate to see KIN go!

    July 6, 2010 at 6:29 am

    • Dude

      Steve, get out of here.

      July 6, 2010 at 9:44 am

      • Jack

        Steve Jobs does not own microsoft.

        June 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    • Robin Brooke

      Gary, you obviously work for Microsoft. Get the fuck out of here. Tell your boss that the Kin can eat my corn-riddled loaf.

      July 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    • I bit Gary Thomas is disguised Steve Ballmer. Hahahaaaaaa… Sad

      July 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    • Yourfather

      Is that a coment or add?

      July 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm

  2. J. Marcus Russell

    I know a thing or two about short lived careers and wasted talent. So long Kin. I’ll miss you very much. I’ll get out of here in 5 to 10 depending on good behavior. Maybe you, me, and my good friend Mikey V. could start a tribute band to one hit wonders.

    July 6, 2010 at 3:28 pm

  3. Bob

    It’s like a crazy dream. They develop a product and discontinue it before most people ever heard of it?

    Kin would have been a good start for a broader market – make it a phone for everybody. I have heard such good things about Zune interfaces. I wish it would supplant that Apple junk.

    July 6, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    • Jon Friedman

      STOP MAKING FUN OF MY WORK.

      July 6, 2010 at 6:27 pm

  4. Jon Friedman

    There’s a chasm here-between my genius and Public Demand. If we could force people to use KINS by law, it would be very popular!

    July 6, 2010 at 6:31 pm

  5. Bill Gates

    Me phone is NOT dead! I will return with the new WIndows 7 mobile KINS!

    July 6, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    • Joseph Aichinger

      Dear Bill!
      I’m still savoir the time when you where at melbourne pc club ,
      hope everything go well with Microsoft regards Joe

      July 7, 2010 at 8:36 am

  6. Microsoft you are so wonderful. I am sorry you are out of business.

    July 6, 2010 at 9:16 pm

  7. It is infuriating that people flock to buy products that work better and look cooler. Oh Microsoft I wish people new the real value of crappy products that suck.

    July 6, 2010 at 9:20 pm

  8. Mac Daddy

    MS Mobile sucks! Always has, always will! KIN a phone for losers. Better dead than Red(mond)! iPhone rules, and yes, Virginia, flash does suck.

    July 6, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    • Blah

      Only until Droid kicks it’s apply ass! Apple is a witch in a white costume.

      July 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm

      • Jack

        No.

        June 10, 2012 at 9:01 pm

  9. Terminus

    /me light a candle

    July 8, 2010 at 8:03 am

  10. DavidR

    Wow, whatever site this was hosted on that kicked you out probably has to be run by some not so smart people. Sure this was a satire, but it got them great exposure. Now it just exposed them as being a bunch of jerks.

    Keep up the great work memorializing the Kin!

    July 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm

  11. .
    .
    develop, produce and launch the KIN socialphones, surely has costed over $100M to Microsoft, so, “KILL KIN” hasn’t been a smart idea, then, since I’ve some good ideas to revive KIN and make it a success (also to avoid the same end for WM7) I can give these ideas to Microsoft (that could be applied also to WM7) if it become a Sponsor of my NewSpaceAgency.com
    .
    .

    July 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm

  12. Jon Friedman

    500 KINS!
    I’m a HERO to those people!

    http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/07/07/kin

    July 8, 2010 at 7:04 pm

  13. Microsoft tries to buy your love. Fails. Shuts it down. Thinks up something equally lame. Tries again. Fails again. Repeat.

    July 8, 2010 at 9:12 pm

  14. Robert

    If I can get my hand on a brand new or slightly use Kin one for about 50 dollars, I will definitely get one.

    July 11, 2010 at 12:01 pm

  15. Church

    Verizon is the one that killed the KIN! Microsoft did everything right with this one!

    R.I.P. KIN

    July 15, 2010 at 4:48 am

  16. Tingle and Ganon

    Yea It looks like a nice phone where me and my lover could do the dirty!

    July 15, 2010 at 4:50 am

  17. We could do the dirty then post it everywhere with just the touch of a button! Who wouldn’t love that?

    July 15, 2010 at 4:53 am

  18. OMG, you are a bunch of macfags!!

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=macfag

    July 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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