The short lived life of the Microsoft Kin is now officially over per an official statement from the company. Designed for kids, the Kin was the anti-smartphone that packed a smartphone priced data plan. Despite a fairly decent sized marketing campaign, the Kin just never took. This frees up the Kin team to work on Windows Phone 7. Some features, such as the effortless storing all your messages, images online was definitely one of the highlights of this short lived product line. It will be interesting to see what, if any of the Kin’s features make their way to Windows Phone 7.
“We have made the decision to focus exclusively on Windows Phone 7 and we will not ship KIN in Europe this fall as planned. Additionally, we are integrating our KIN team with the Windows Phone 7 team, incorporating valuable ideas and technologies from KIN into future Windows Phone releases. We will continue to work with Verizon in the U.S. to sell current KIN phones.”