When I first heard reports that Microsoft's new KIN phone had only sold a few hundred phones nationwide, I brushed it off as hyperbole. There's no way that anyone could be that bad at selling consumer products.
But as it turns out today, that apparently is completely within the realm of possibility—Microsoft announced this morning that the KIN project is officially dead, and the internal team behind it is no longer. The company sold a grand total of about 500 phones in the 48 days since it was released, making this one of the biggest cell-phone flops I've ever seen.
For a company that's constantly touted as being the best thing since sliced bread, they certainly don't seem to have a firm grasp of what consumers actually want.