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Friday, 09 July 2010 12:27

Kin team members wash their hands

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Management to blame for stillborn smartphone
An interesting blog has revealed some rather juicy details behind Microsoft’s Kin debacle. As if disastrous sales and an embarrassing cancellation of the entire project wasn’t enough, several Microsoft employees have shed a bit more light on the shortcomings which eventually doomed Redmond’s first smartphone.

Of course, everyone is washing their hands of any responsibility. Hindsight is 20/20, but many of the posts come across as sincere and to some extent even remorseful. The general consensus seems to be that the blame solely lies with management and unprofessionalism of some team members.

Poor marketing was named as the most significant factor in Kin’s demise, but staffers also pointed out that the device featured horrid Facebook and Twitter integration, bad app support and horrid data plans, courtesy of Verizon.

You can check it out here.
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+6 #1 gozzak 2010-07-09 16:52
This does not bode well for WinPhone7.

From what I`ve read, WP7 will have built in "advertising" system called "Toast" where you get advertising even when you arent browsing. Yep - you get advertising pushed onto you when ever they feel like it.

Seriously, the people at MS have lost the plot. I`m a big MS fan, and I despise the krap Apple have infected us with. But if MS think that we are going to buy phones so that we can receive advertising 24x7, then they are truely incompetants, and they deserve to go bankrunpt.
 

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