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2010: A year in review, April

2010: A year in review, April

By 27 December 2010

As we make preparations for New Year celebrations, the alarmingly futuristic-sounding 2011 is waiting just around the corner. But before we take our first tentative steps into the new year, it's time to take a look at the biggest stories from the last... >>

The biggest Microsoft failures

The biggest Microsoft failures

By 28 October 2010

One of the largest computer multinationals ever, Microsoft is known all over the world, thanks in large part to the huge success of its Windows operating system that greets millions of PC users every morning. Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen,... >>

Kin cost Microsoft $240m

Kin cost Microsoft $240m

By 23 July 2010

The Microsoft Kin, the ill-fated mobile phone, which launched earlier in the year cost the Redmond based company $240 million Microsoft has confirmed in its latest earnings report. "[The] cost of revenue increased $240 million or 2%, primarily reflecting... >>

Microsoft Kin sales not as bad as reported

Microsoft Kin sales not as bad as reported

By 8 July 2010

There's a reason Microsoft shut down the Microsoft Kin handset project so shortly after its launch in the US, it sold less than 10,000 phones. Although word is circulating that the number was only 503 Kin handsets in total, Pocketnow.com has found out... >>

Microsoft Kin phones dumped after failing to make friends

Microsoft Kin phones dumped after failing to make friends

By 30 June 2010

Microsoft has pulled the plug on its range of "social" handsets the Microsoft Kin One and Microsoft Kin Two. "Microsoft has made the decision to focus on the Windows Phone 7 launch and will not ship KIN in Europe this fall as planned. Additionally,... >>

Microsoft Kin dated for sale

Microsoft Kin dated for sale

By 3 May 2010

A leaked photo showing that the newly announced Microsoft Kin One and Microsoft Kin Two will be available from 13 May has turned up online. The screen grabs, supposedly taken from an internal Verizon computer system, shows the two phones will be available... >>

Microsoft releases Kin advert

Microsoft releases Kin advert

By 15 April 2010

Microsoft might be heading for a bit of a media storm, after it unveiled an advert for its recently-announced Kin handsets that depicts a young chap taking a photo of his naked body and sending it to a lady-friend. The video's embedded above. It's reminiscent... >>

The best social networking phones in school

The best social networking phones in school

By 13 April 2010

Everyone likes a chat but some people are just hopelessly glued to social networks. You know who you are. Don't worry. There's no shame here. So, for those for whom an phone just won't do unless you can update a whole palate of status changes at the touch... >>

Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two phones debut

Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two phones debut

By 12 April 2010

Microsoft has announced two new phones in the US and the UK dubbed Kin on Monday.  Kin, short for Kin-ship, won't run Windows Phone 7 it seems, but a variation of it. "What if we took Windows Phone 7 and customised it for a social networking audience,"... >>


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