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Microsoft Bins The Kin!

Less than two months after going on sale Microsoft has killed the Kin - its social phone for the youth market - and announced that the team that developed it, the technology and concepts would be absorbed into the Windows Phone 7 team.

That's a spectacular failure of Palm Foleo proportions and further evidence that Microsoft's mobile devices division is seriously out of touch with the market. Windows Phone 7 looks good, but given that it has several features missing - shortcomings that have even been addressed by Apple with iOS4 and the iPhone 4 - its hard to see how Microsoft are going to get market traction with an all-new platform...