Every year, gadget companies like to flaunt out their latest flagship smartphones and show off all of the “revolutionary” features that will make this slab of glass and metal different from the nearly-identical looking slab of glass and metal already in our pockets.
Two years on from taking over Old Billy Gates' role, and Steve Ballmer's not doing too badly. WP7 has got people excited, and Windows 7 is actually being used. Yet, he got half the usual bonus last year.
Apparently the Microsoft Kin has received a little Twitter software update, but it's still not perfect:
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:
Verizon and Vodafone may've already announced exclusive deals for Kin 1 and Kin 2, but a ROM hacker by the name of Conflipper has found provisioning files which detail support for just about every carrier going.
For this week's Photoshop Contest, I asked you to help Microsoft take aim at some demographics other than hipsters. And while technically these entries fit that criteria, I'm not sure how many phones they'd sell. Yikes.
In an otherwise unremarkable Microsoft Kin ad (complete with ironically dressed hipsters!), an of-age man snaps a quick shot of his chest and sends it to a girl. In the aftermath of this atrocity America's youth was threatened.
Confused about Kin? Still, somehow, not yet tapped out on iPad news? Then sit a spell and hit play on this podcast, wherein our very own Wilson Rothman talks tech with TechFlash. Listen closely, dear readers, for he is old and wise.
This week, Microsoft finally unveiled what had long been known, in rumors and leaks, as Project Pink. The official name: Kin, which consists of two phones, a new way of doing things, and a chance that it just might sell:
Do you wear silly hats? Glasses that cover more than 35% percent of your face? Have a beard, even though you can't fully grow one? Wear jeans that fit extraordinarily well? Love coke? Then you'll adore Microsoft's Kin, in theory!