Microsoft is dropping its Kin phone after poor sales, reassigning the team and shifting its focus to the upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform. The surprisingly decisive move comes just three months after the Kin phones were unveiled, a month after they went on sale and a few days after Verizon Wireless slashed the phones' prices. It's also a big step toward sorting out the confusing mix of phones Microsoft is developing in its desperate competition with Apple's iPhone and Google's Android platform.
I'm going to miss that Kin commercial with the guy who's stalking his ex-girlfriend. Stalking seemed to be a theme for Kin.