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Verizon Will NOT Carry Windows Phone 7 Devices This Year

Wha?!

I don’t know who this hurts more but Verizon Wireless will not be carrying Windows Phone 7 devices at launch or anytime in 2010. Verizon’s Brenda Raney said the carrier “will probably release a phone in 2011″ reports Bloomberg.

It’s unclear if Verizon’s heavy investment and dealings with Google were a determining factor …

Goodbye Sidekick, I Loved You

Less than 24 hours after it was announced that Microsoft was scrapping KIN, Microsoft’s other carrier partner T-Mobile has stated that it will halt all sales of the Sidekick line starting tomorrow.

As T-Mobile looks to further innovate and raise the bar for the next iteration of the T-Mobile Sidekick, as of July 2, the Sidekick LX

Microsoft Kin Is No More

Less than two months after the launch of KIN, Microsoft has decided to kill the entire initiative and integrate the team into the Windows Phone 7 group. Who knows how many millions of dollars went into the development of KIN aka Project Pink, marketing, concerts, etc. but we won’t be seeing any other KIN devices in the future. …

The Ting Tings Interview

Over the last couple of weekends Microsoft has thrown secret concerts in San Francisco and New York City to promote the recently launched KIN devices. On Saturday I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the three bands playing secret shows throughout NYC (a boat load of pictures are available here). I’d never really listened to

12 Hours With the KIN One

Earlier today I brought a little bit of insight into what Microsoft’s KIN is all about. Or, at the very least, who helped mold the devices and software running behind the latest Windows Phone platform.

Let me be very clear about this – the KIN does not compete with Android, the iPhone, Palm or BlackBerry devices. Think of the …

Exclusive: Who Schooled Microsoft In The Making Of KIN

Microsoft is making bold strides to change their image and listen to customer’s needs and wants. And you can tell by their marketing and advertising campaigns from the last couple of years. (I loved the Seinfeld and Gates spots, BTW.) The concept is nothing new, of course. But I have to believe that for a project like KIN, they had to …

Microsoft’s Project Pink Unveiled As Kin, Coming To Verizon This May

Microsoft’s acquisition of Danger in February of 2008 renewed interest in the languishing mobile operating system formerly known as Windows Mobile. Many enthusiasts (aka fanboys) and pundits alike speculated and pontificated about Microsoft’s plans for the tiny Bay Area company behind the successful Hiptop OS/device aka Sidekick. But …