Microsoft Pulls The Plug On The Kin
Microsoft decided to pull the plug on the Kin. After much PR and lots of development work, the smart phone seemed to feel short of expectation. Microsoft, which wanted to use the phone to regain their leading position on mobile OS. The company decided to focus on the Windows 7 phone, which will debut later on this year. Critics say the company should not have shown the Kin at all and should have focused on the Windows 7 one instead. Main criticisms are inability to install software applications and higher price plans.
The leading mobile OS is Nokia's Symbian (44.3%), followed by Research in Motion's Blackberry (15.4%), Apple's iPhone (15.4%), and Google's Android (9.6%). Microsoft's share is 6.8%.