Microsoft earlier this year sought to reach the social networking generation with the KIN One and KIN Two phones. The devices offered a unique interface that featured an always-on connection to sites like Facebook and Twitter. But critics knocked the KIN line for its expensive data plan and inability to run third-party apps. As one reviewer put it, KIN was just Windows Mobile with "a Susan Boyle makeover." Microsoft pulled the plug in early July after less than two months on the market as prices for the devices fell to one cent on Amazon.
Start with Windows 7, Office 2010, and SharePoint 2010 then add hybrid, on-premise/cloud options for productivity apps, enterprise apps, development and processing power and Microsoft has the makings for a big year. Learn more at 10 Drivers For Microsoft Surge In 2010.