Rumour: Microsoft only sold 500 KIN phones?

Only 500 KIN phones sold?

As vicious rumours go, you don’t get any meaner than this.

BusinessInsider claims to have heard a rumour that the Microsoft KIN phones only sold around 500 devices:

Microsoft has only sold 500 "Kin" phones. Sounds silly, even for the DOA Kin.

At 500 devices the rumour does not have much credibility, but what is certainly true is that Microsoft has not touted any sales numbers, and the device has been poorly received by reviewers, not just for its limitations, but for the high total cost of ownership.

If there is any lesson Microsoft can learn from this, is that they do not have the skill to sell the “Less is more” mantra, something I hope they take to heart when it comes to Windows Phone 7.

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