Verizon ends all Microsoft Kin sales; remaining supply headed to unknown

Verizon ends all Microsoft Kin sales; remaining supply headed to unknown

Summary: Once the much-rumored and mysterious Project Pink, the Kin One and Kin Two featurephones were recently given the axe. And now, Verizon is so over it all that the wireless provider is pulling remaining inventory from shelves altogether.

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What an unceremonious end for the Microsoft Kin. Once the much-rumored and mysterious Project Pink, the Kin One and Kin Two featurephones were recently given the axe. And now, Verizon is so over it all that the wireless provider is pulling remaining inventory from shelves altogether.

According to WMExperts, all of the remaining Kin supply was pulled on July 18. No one is quite sure as to where they are headed, although there are some theories circling already.

Perhaps they'll just end up in one of those millions of wooden crates in a warehouse like at the end of the first Indiana Jones movie never to be seen again...

Topics: Verizon, Microsoft

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  • Unlock & dump on E-Bay

    At least that way they could get back a little of their investment.
    jhimes
  • Elcoteq sold them to Sharp

    Elcoteq sold the initial shipment of Kins to Sharp for $61M, or so the Elcoteq website says: http://www.elcoteq.com/en/Media/Releases/2010/1429058.htm

    So there's a chance Sharp will wind up with the remaindered stock.
    symbolset
  • RE: Verizon ends all Microsoft Kin sales; remaining supply headed to unknown

    Sounds similar to the waning days of the original Atari, when the poor sales for its Star Wars game resulted in any remaining cartridges being wholesale dumped in a landfill.
    jshale