Microsoft Will Not Release Kin Phones in Europe, Will Focus on Windows Mobile.

icrosoft Corp. has announced that it would not release Kin phones in Europe later this year, as planned, but would focus on promotion of smartphones running Windows Phone 7 operating system (OS). The move is believed to be directly associated with lackluster welcome of the Kin devices in the U.S.

"We have made the decision to focus exclusively on Windows Phone 7 and we will not ship Kin in Europe this fall as planned. Additionally, we are integrating our Kin team with the Windows Phone 7 team, incorporating valuable ideas and technologies from Kin into future Windows Phone releases. We will continue to work with Verizon in the U.S. to sell current Kin phones,” an official statement from the company reads.

An anonymous source speaking to Cnet News.com has indicated that sales of Kin phones in the U.S. have been greater than 1000 but less than 10 000 units, well below expectations.

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