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Here's a tidbit in today's Microsoft quarterly earnings that we previously overlooked: a $240 million cost of revenue \"primarily... resulting from the discontinuation of the Kin phone, offset in part by decreased Xbox 360 console costs.\" In other words, the company took at least a quarter billion h

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July 22, 2010 at 8:50PM
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For all its faults, the prime reason we panned Microsoft's Kin was price. Why buy a Kin when you could get a more capable iPhone, Palm Pre or Android device for the same price? This week, it seems someone at Best Buy HQ has seen the light. As of today, the brick-and-mortar electronics superstore

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Make no mistake: the Kin One and Two are coming into the world as the black sheep of the phone industry, and Microsoft would have it no other way. Straddling the fence somewhere between a dedicated smartphone and high-spec featurephone, they've been tricky to understand since the day they were firs

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