The Microsoft KIN phones launched in April aimed at teenagers and twenty-somethings. They were billed as a “social phones” but, just two months after, they were dropped. Those who did end up buying one have now received a letter from US network Verizon to tell customers that the KIN Studio will be closing down on January 31st. This stops the phone performing most of the features you wanted, such as posting pictures on social networking sites, reading news feeds, posting status updates and so on.
Verizon have realised that this will probably upset the few dozen KIN customers and have offered to deliver a free 3G handset as a replacement.
This really does mean the very end of Microsoft KIN, so why are Verizon still trying to sell them? Presumably they’re trying to off-load the excess stock albeit without their initial functionality for a super-cheap price.
Link – Windows Phone Central
Credit – Phil