Microsoft’s official statement regarding KIN, as reported by Engadget:
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.
KIN was flawed from the start. A company as behind in the mobile market as Microsoft is doesn’t have time to waste. And there’s no denying that KIN was a total waste of time.
But on the upside, they’re now focusing their efforts where they should be, on Windows Phone 7.