Microsoft Puts One Last Bullet In The Kin, Shuts Down Kin Studio

Accurately predicting the swift failure of a handset — as we did to a T with the Kin — is bittersweet. On one hand, being right is always nice; on the other, knowing that people worked hard on som

Blackberry Aims For the KIN Generation, But Is It Too Late?

Want to know why Blackberry launches are so exciting to so many? Because it means those chained to RIM because of their IT departments dependence on Blackberry mail services will get new phones. So wh

Kin of the Living Dead: Microsoft updates the Kin

The Kin One and Kin Two are about as dead as can be. 22 days after they hit the shelves, Microsoft stopped making them, and Verizon stopped selling them. All in all, it’s said that about 10,000

Next Of Kin: A Memorial Site Goes Up For The Deceased Microsoft Kin

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Verizon misses the point of the Kin, prices it out of its market

<img src="" />Well, there goes that. The Microsoft Kins seemed like a good system. Online reviews are somewhat positive, at leas

Looks like Microsoft's Kins might be heading to AT&T, T-Mobile, and many more

<img src="" /> Looks like the Verizon/Vodafone exclusivity on the Kin 1 and Kin 2 might be short-lived -- or at least, someone at Microso

Microsoft Germany goes live with Kin 1 and Kin 2 specs

<img src="" />We got our first good look at Microsoft's upcoming smart feature phones -- the Kin 1 and Kin 2 -- a week back. While the comp

Microsoft semi-apologizes for highly offensive man-boob in Kin ad

We found it pretty ridiculous when Consumer Reports made a big deal about a pretty tame reference to playful, romantic MMSing. Really, now. Microsoft is the last thing making kids send naughty picture

Consumer Reports calls out Microsoft for "advocating sexting" in Kin ad

When a man loves a woman very, very much and he’s not really thinking of repercussions and the state their relationship might be in a few months down the road, he sends her pictures of his nethe

Dev variant Kin has a cooler color scheme

I just popped into a local pub and ran smack into into a variant of the just-announced (but long-rumored) Kin 2 being tested by a Microsoft associate of mine. It’s not really major news, but I h

Kin and Zune HD are… kin, when it comes to chipset

Here’s a little smidgen of info that escaped the announcements and hands-on today. The specs page at is a bit… non-literal, so there’s not a lot of information on what model

Hands-On with the Kin 1 and Kin 2 [Update: Video]

After years of rumors, hearsay, and leaks, we’ve finally gotten the opportunity to play with the final product of Project Pink. These are the first real products of Microsoft’s 2008 acquis

Unboxing: The Microsoft Kin 2

Whatd’ya know! I didn’t expect to find a Kin 2 box laying around right after we did our Kin 1 unboxing, but sure enough: there it was, prepped and ready to be torn apart.

Unboxing: the Microsoft Kin 1

Sure, they may have just announced the Kin 1 and Kin 2 (previously known as Project Pink) — and sure, they may not have release dates or pricing for them yet. But we had the good fortune of stum

Microsofts Project Pink phones now official, known as "Kin 1" and "Kin 2"

We’re live in San Francisco, where Microsoft has at long last unveiled the project previously known around the Internets as “Pink”, which they’ve now given the name “Kin&