John Paczkowski

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Microsoft Kin: First. Last. Always.

Microsoft’s Kin social media phone was the first and last of its kind–as far as Redmond is concerned, anyway. Asked during a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference if the company would ever take another run at the smartphone hardware space, Tivanka Ellawala, CFO of Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business, said it had no plans to do so. “We are in the software business and that is where our business will be focused,” Tivanka Ellawala said.

Evidently being forced to put the Kin out of its misery just a month after launching it was enough to convince Microsoft that it’s better off sticking to what it knows best.

[Image credit: KinRIP]