REDMOND, Wash. ( TheStreet) -- Microsoft ( MSFT) is halting sales of its Kin phone less than two months after the product went on sale.

Microsoft said it will halt the planned rollout of Kin One and Kin Two phones beyond the U.S. and won't sell the phones this fall in Europe as planned. Verizon Wireless ( VZ) began selling the phones, aimed at teens and young adults, less than two months ago.

Microsoft didn't give a reason for scrapping the phone, but people familiar with the matter said Kin didn't meet sales expectations, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Kin was criticized for missing some of the capabilities of other smartphone devices like Apple's ( AAPL) iPhone.

A Verizon Wireless spokeswoman told the Associated Press in an e-mail that "the Kin is still an important part of our portfolio." Neither Verizon or Microsoft would say whether Microsoft will produce more Kins once existing inventories are sold.

-- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York.

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