As most of you are aware, Microsoft has dumped its plans for continuing with its failed Kin project. Amazon is dumping its stock of Kins for just one penny when you purchase a service plan from Verizon. The phone is described on the Amazon site as:
- Compact 3G-enabled social networking phone with 2.6-inch touchscreen display and slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
- Easy home screen access to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace; easily send updates, Web sites, locations and more to friends with KIN Spot
- 5-megapixel camera with VGA video capture; Wi-Fi networking; Zune-powered music and video; Bluetooth stereo music; access to personal and corporate e-mail
- Up to 5.7 hours of talk time, up to 210 hours ( 8.75 days) of standby timeWhat’s in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 3.5mm wired stereo headset, micro USB cable, quick start guide, 14-day Zune Pass trial
But why would anyone want to buy a phone from any company that just dropped the product like a hot potato? Does anyone not believe that if the phone fails that support from Microsoft will be non-existent?
Microsoft has dumped way too many failed projects — like its accounting program, money program, Encarta, and other products — that the confidence level for the company is anything but stellar.
Opinions and comments welcome.