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Microsoft says no Kin for Europe

Asavin Wattanajantra


Microsoft will not be releasing the Kin smartphone in Europe.

According to an official statement, Microsoft intends to focus on smartphones carrying its Windows 7 operating system, which it intends to bring out around Christmas time in order to compete with devices such as the iPhone 4 and Android-based phones.

Redmond said, “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 US to sell current KIN phones.”

The Kin was a hyped device that made its debut a couple of months ago targeting the users looking for a reasonably low-budget smartphone with social networking capabilities.

Unfortunately compared to high-end devices the phone pales in comparison, missing key features that users of today are expecting with a costly monthly fee.

Windows 7 is the operating system Microsoft is looking at to put it ahead of the pack, but may be facing a losing battle as consumers rush to snap up the latest Apple and Android offerings from a range of handset makers.

 

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