Kin Studio Closing on January 31st: Kin Will Really Die Now

We thought it was weird that Verizon oddly resurrected Kin after Microsoft killed it. It doesn't matter anymore because on January 31, 2011, Microsoft's Kin Studio, the cloud that the Kin relies on to work, will close. Verizon will even give you a free 3G phone to replace your Kin. » 12/11/10 2:24pm 12/11/10 2:24pm

Microsoft's Kin ONEm and Kin TWOm Are Back On Sale, at Verizon

We warned you they would be back—and look who just swaggered into town today, as if they never even got killed off by Microsoft. Should've picked better aliases, though—Kin ONEm and Kin TWOm is just plain weird. » 11/18/10 4:40am 11/18/10 4:40am

The Microsoft Kin Is Coming Back To Life On Verizon

The Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two—which were killed off six weeks after launching—are coming back to life according to a leaked Verizon roadmap. Why, God, why? » 11/11/10 9:13pm 11/11/10 9:13pm

Kin Memorial Site Helps You Work Through The Pain

Kin, we hardly knew ye. If you're overwhelmed with grief over the demise of Microsoft's smart-dumbphones, or maybe—just possibly—looking for one last chance to make fun of them, here's your chance. The elegies are already rolling in: » 7/03/10 8:00am 7/03/10 8:00am

The Anatomy of Kin's Demise

The sudden death of Kin came as a surprise, but it's increasingly clear that it shouldn't have. First came hints of internal strife stunting Kin before it ever had a chance, and now the finger's pointing directly at one man. » 7/02/10 5:47pm 7/02/10 5:47pm

The Real Kin Culprit: Internal Microsoft Bickering

Theories abound as to the forces behind Kin's speedy demise. And yes, ultimately the plug got pulled because it wasn't selling well. But a theory over at ZDNet holds that spats between Microsoft's internal fiefdoms doomed Kin from the start. » 7/01/10 5:47pm 7/01/10 5:47pm

Verizon Lowers Price on Kin One to $29 and Kin Two to $49

If you're interested in either the Kin One or Kin Two and don't mind its expensive data plans, then you might as well get one now as Verizon has dropped their prices to $29 and $49, respectively. [CNET via Engadget] » 6/28/10 6:25pm 6/28/10 6:25pm

Microsoft Kin: The Perfect Phone for Sidekick Fans

Microsoft's Project Pink—sorry, Kin—in a sentence: It's the phone I'd beg my mom for if I was 15 again. And didn't want an iPhone. » 4/12/10 1:05pm 4/12/10 1:05pm

Microsoft Pink's Final Name Revealed

It's either stupidly long names like Microsoft Windows Phone Series 7 or monosyllables like Kin, the final moniker for Microsoft's Turtle and Pure Pink phones. The Kin One or the Kin Two, according to this Verizon database. [PhoneArena via 9to5] » 4/12/10 9:00am 4/12/10 9:00am