Only a few months have passed since the company Microsoft introduced their phones with enhanced social networking support - Kin One and Kine Two. Even sales began in the United States. And that's where it all ends.
Europe will never see official sales of this mobile miracle. For the simple reason that the corporation refuses to produce them. The reason is simple - sales are minimal. Since the appearance of Kin phones on sale, a little more than 500 pieces have been sold. For comparison, the same iPhone 4 in a few days sold out in the amount of a little less than a million pieces.
|Left to right: Microsoft Kin Two and Kin One|
In addition, as it turned out, Kin are not smartphones, since they do not have the ability to install third-party applications. What was acceptable a few years ago is no longer acceptable today. Especially when you consider that the device is designed for a youth audience.
Moreover, the cost of these devices turned out to be unreasonably high, and the contract with Verizon extremely disadvantageous. In the US market, there are much more interesting offers.
Kin will remain on sale until stocks are sold out. Their production will be stopped, the division that developed them will be closed and transferred to the division that is working on Windows Phone 7.