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Microsoft Kin phones set for launch next week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 May 2010 22:17 User comments (5)

Microsoft Kin phones set for launch next week In Mid-April, Microsoft announced that it was releasing its formerly dubbed 'Pink' phones the Kin One and Kin Two, aimed at the teenager set.
Today, reports are stating that the phones go on pre-order this Thursday, with a May 13th release day.

Microsoft has not confirmed the dates, but the reports stem from leaked Verizon posters showing off the dates, so they seem pretty set in stone.

The phones will be available in the U.S. via Verizon and in the UL, Italy, Spain and Germany via Vodafone.

The Kin One specs:

- Has a compact full QWERTY keypad
- Multitouch screen
- 5MP camera with LED flash
- 4GB memory
- "Media player powered by Zune."

The Kin Two specs:

- Full QWERTY keypad
- Multitouch screen
- 8MP camera with LED flash, HD video recording
- 8GB memory
- "Media player powered by Zune."

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5 user comments

13.5.2010 22:52
Avril M
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I'm not sure that the teenager set would be interested in these Kin phones. The teenagers want Twitter functionality, including photo upload. They probably also want some applications, which Kin doesn't have.

23.5.2010 23:46

Yes, but kids have parents, and the parents are usually the ones who do the phone shopping...and they buy the phone that the salesperson tells them to buy.

34.5.2010 0:45

Originally posted by Avril M:
I'm not sure that the teenager set would be interested in these Kin phones. The teenagers want Twitter functionality, including photo upload. They probably also want some applications, which Kin doesn't have.
Just look at the phones and tell me if anyone but teens would want it haha

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cf..._kin_two_phones

44.5.2010 0:53

im not sure if you guys really have looked into the kins, or perhaps you have, but i for one am liking the kins. I have a Zune HD right now, so its great to see them implementing them on the phone. Not sure if its going to be as responsive and smooth, but its a great idea to say the least.
Plus all their social features seem great (im a teenager, so that may explain alot).
Too bad on not on verizon though. Id have to say its a smart move to go to verizon as a lot of americans are either on AT&T or Verizon, but everyone on AT&T has an iphone.

54.5.2010 23:03

TBH, the Kin2 is almost a good device, or rather it is a great device...but it has windows mobile...and not even windows 7 mobile from what I can see. If someone were to 'jailbreak' it to run Android, it would be a very nice phone...but it still would not have a d-pad for playing games like my Droid does.

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