Rumors too good to be true

RUMOR: Microsoft has only sold 500 ‘Kin’ phones
[Via MacDailyNews]

Microsoft may have only sold 500 ‘Kin’ phones…

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While it might be a delicious disaster if true, I find it hard to believe. How is the word would this be discovered? As Dan Frommer mentions in the first comment:

I highly doubt this. Filling Verizon’s channel alone is likely tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of devices. And if we’re talking sellthrough, I find it hard to believe that each Verizon store out there (probably 1,000 in the U.S., I’m guessing?) hasn’t sold at least one Kin by accident.

So, maybe they sold 1000?