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Post mortem: KIN's tragic demise (and the fading of Danger)

Arstechnica: The now-dead KIN was not a bad idea (read our hands-on with the platform). Microsoft's ambitions with the KIN were sound. As much as the iPhone and, lately, Android handsets garner all the press attention, smartphones represent only a minority of phone sales—a growing minority, but a minority all the same. There are many, many people who don't have a smartphone, and don't even particularly want one, and they easily outnumber smartphone users.

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KIN gets minor Twitter update

WMPU: Microsoft has quietly updated its KIN phone software with minor functional changes to Twitter. No official changelog or acknowledgement has been provided by Microsoft at this time.

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Confirmed: Verizon discontinues Kin

Engadget: We guess this doesn't come as a surprise to anyone, but we have confirmation directly from Verizon this morning that it will no longer offer the Kin One or Two.

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Is it fair to blame Andy Lees for Microsoft KIN debacle?

ComputerWorld: This morning's IT Blogwatch rounded up the latest blog chatter about Microsoft's decision to can KIN, its latest not-quite-a-smart-phone project. Redmond killed it not two months after its launch, tossing away countless sunk dollars of now-useless investment. (KIN was the child of the Danger acquisition -- you know, the company that brought us the once-innovative Sidekick.)

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