Memorial for Microsoft Kin attracted 32,000+ visitors this weekend

Memorial for Microsoft Kin attracted 32,000+ visitors this weekend

Summary: It lived a very short life, but there are plenty mourning the death of the Microsoft Kin. In fact, a memorial site has already been posted for the youthful smartphone, which has already gotten over 32,000 hits. That's certainly more than the amount of people who actually bought a Kin One or Kin Two.

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It lived a very short life, but there are plenty mourning the death of the Microsoft Kin. In fact, a memorial site has already been posted for the youthful smartphone, which has already gotten over 32,000 hits.

That's certainly more than the amount of people who actually bought a Kin One or Kin Two.

Published by Shmuel Tennenhaus last Thursday, the tongue-in-cheek remembrance site welcomes stories from Kin owners and anyone who wants to say a word or two regarding this doomed handheld. We also learned that the Kin was apparently a "her." Who knew?

UPDATE: Apparently the host shut the site down, so the new page (for now) can be found here.

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  • Imagine how big the memorial for Windows Phone 7 will be

    If Kin can attract 32,000 mourners, I think that when Windows Phone 7 dies it will attract at least 180,000 at its wake.
    Vbitrate
    • Fascinating.

      I doubt I will ever fully understand human emotions.

      To be so terrified of a simple product that one has to post comments as yours in an effort to reasure yourselves.

      Will the success of Windows Phone 7 in some way injure you?
      :|
      Tim Cook
      • How does ...

        his comment indicate fear? He simply made a comment on a quickly dying platform for MS. It's no secret MS is losing big in the mobile dept and unless they come out with something new and exciting, they will continue to flounder. Shoehorning a desktop OS into a phone is a bad idea to begin with and I sure as hell don't want a phone I have to "reboot".
        Dave32265
      • Indeed

        @Mister Spock As an alternate line of questioning would the inevitable failure of Windows Phone 7 in some way injure you?
        athynz
      • An answer, athynz

        I just made a statement to the fact that Market Analyst appears to have an intense hatred for Microsoft and their products, almost angry at the fact that they show no sign of dying.

        This seems to lead him to make violent statements based on an emotional response, not facts.

        He might do better if he were to look at things less emotionally, as I have found that where there is no emotion, there's no motive for violence
        Tim Cook
      • Dave32265: Oh, the BEAUTIFUL irony!!!

        [i]Shoehorning a desktop OS into a phone is a bad idea to begin with[/i]

        Phones with desktop OSs shoehorned into them:
        iPhone (OS X: Apple zealots crowed about the fact that OS X is so good, it could fit in a phone!)
        Android: Linux

        Phones with purpose built embedded OSs:
        Windows Mobile
        Palm
        Symbian
        RIM

        Thanks for the laugh Dave, you Apple zealots sure are funny and the fact that you don't even realize you are being funny, makes it even funnier. :)
        NonZealot
      • @NonZealot...

        Me? An apple zealot? Hardly. I don't even own a mac anymore. Sold my mac air to a friend who uses it. I use Linux and BSD, sorry to disappoint you there. And note I said "desktop OS". Read my post before commenting.
        Dave32265
      • He was being snide, @Mister Spock

        Why don't you give those pointy ears a good clipping...<br><br>lol.... :D
        ahh so
  • Number vs amount

    People do not come in amounts, they come in numbers. Therefore, correct English would be "number of people", not "amount of people". One would never say "how much people", but rather "how many people".
    Economister
    • RE: Memorial for Microsoft Kin attracted 32,000 visitors this weekend

      @Economister
      Your reply doesn't amount to a hill of beans! Grammar Nazi!!
      Mike062
    • Unless, of course,

      many people have been converted to Soylent Green, then they a much people.
      davebarnes
  • How do you know?

    [i]That's certainly more than the amount of people who actually bought a Kin One or Kin Two.[/i]

    Just curious, did MS release sales figures on the Kin or are you going by the "500 sold" rumor?
    NonZealot
  • Even though the Kin is no longer with us,....

    I did like the model names--One and Two. Catchy.
    Userama
    • Stolen from Google's Nexus brands

      Not to defend MS pathetic attempt at a useless gadget .... but the model names are exactly the same pathetic model names used by Google
      wackoae
    • RE: Memorial for Microsoft Kin attracted 32,000 visitors this weekend

      "Kin One" "Kin Two"

      Sounds like characters from a Dr Seuss story
      Vbitrate
      • Yet Nexus One and Two

        sound much like something from a science fiction fantasy show, as i believe they were called.
        :|
        Tim Cook
  • Gotta give credit to the Kin for getting one thing right

    @athynz
    It sure has brought a lot of happiness to a lot of Apple zealots! I find it amusing how nearly all of the replies to this blog are from people who hate the Kin and hate MS. What does that say about you guys? ;)
    NonZealot
    • Interesting

      That is a thought provoking observation.

      Indeed, if the Kin's departure has no effect on these respondents, what purpose does it serve to come speak on it's demise.

      Are they not satisfied with the personal communications devices they currenetly own?
      :|


      :|
      Tim Cook
      • On the contrary...

        "Are they not satisfied with the personal communications devices they currenetly own?" (spell check not working?)

        I am quite happy with my Iphone (which I've had for 3 years). It does what I want and need (though I do not take updates on it) and so far I have been satisfied with AT&T's service. No I am not an Apple zealot as NonZealot tried to intimate in an earlier post. I don't even own a Mac anymore. Just someone who is happy with his phone.

        "Indeed, if the Kin's departure has no effect on these respondents, what purpose does it serve to come speak on it's demise."

        People have opinions and express them accordingly. Because they differ from yours means they are"illogical" and emotional? Get over yourself and stop trying to be a sci-fi character and embrace real life :-)
        Dave32265
    • There is only 1 logical answer

      [i]Are they not satisfied with the personal communications devices they currenetly own?[/i]

      No, they must not be.
      NonZealot