Flashback: a decade of Microsoft's failed attempts to conquer the phone market

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edited July 24 in Computing Cell Phones

Microsoft and Verizon somehow managed to kill the Kin phones twice. The first generation came out in 2010 and was designed by Danger - the company behind the Hiptop (aka T-Mobile Sidekick). Danger was home to the likes of Andy Rubin and Matias Duarte, which people familiar with Android history should know quite well.

We've covered the Kin story before, now we wanted to focus on what happened in the decade that followed. Well, Kin's fate was sealed from the beginning it seems, since the Windows Phone 7 platform was announced in early 2010.





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