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Alison Diana
Alison Diana

Top 10 Microsoft Stories Of 2010

Odds are, almost every household in the United States bought or used at least one Microsoft-related product in 2010. From smartphones to game consoles, entertainment software to applications, cloud computing infrastructure to expanded search engine agreements, the developer increased its footprint across earth and cyberspace. This year marked one of new beginnings and some endings for Microsoft, which released its long-awaited Windows Phone 7 operating system, the software giant's answer to Appl
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Microsoft played the hokey-pokey this year with Kin, a phone targeted at heavy social networking users. After a much-publicized unveiling by Robbie Bach, then-president of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division, the device began selling at Verizon stores in the U.S. in May, only to be discontinued 48 days later because of disappointing sales. Yet in November, Verizon brought back the Kin One and Kin Two. A recent check of found a Kin One, on sale for $119.99, or $19.99 with a two-year contract.


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KIN Flop Bodes Ill For Windows Phone 7

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Slideshow: 7 Biggest Microsoft Flops Ever

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