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Re: [News] [Rival] Kill Kin: Why Microsoft's 'New' Phones Are Dead on Arrival

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____/ Nick Ballard on Friday 23 Apr 2010 18:18 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Kin: What is Microsoft thinking?
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>> | I just think that the company should be
>> | focusing its energies on getting Windows
>> | Mobile 7 out the door. The longer that OS is
>> | delayed the more customers Microsoft will lose
>> | and the more people will speculate that
>> | Microsoft doesn't actually have a product to
>> | match the iPhone or Android.
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>> http://mybroadband.co.za/news/columns/12149-Kin-What-Microsoft-thinking.html
>  From what they've demoed so far, they don't have anything. Kin One
> looks like a perfect ripoff of the Palm Pre in terms of hardware, and
> the loud, crowded UI looks sloppy and amateurish.
> Looking at Engadget's coverage, Windows Mobile 7 is more of the same. It
> appears that Microsoft has taken the Zune's OS and just hacked on some
> additional functionality. Its icons are boring, and navigation looks
> bizarre compared to that of other smartphones.
> If M$ was going for individuality they've certainly done it, but in this
> case I don't think it will help them.

The press did yawn at their latest.

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