Kin 1 and Kin 2 just can't wait for Verizon's exclusivity period to end?
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1. xtroid2k (Posts: 341; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
Well I can't say thatI'm surprised. Verizon in the past few years has made a 360 as far as being open and candid about its products and services.
2. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I agree. VZW has been lax with there typical Monarch attitude and complete control. I hope the KIN like does very well, and in order for it to be really successful it needs to have a diverse market across all carriers in the US. VZW has the DROID, Incredible, Blackberry (whether that's good or bad). The KIN launch on VZW could easily get burried. I have played with both devices and I am impressed with the UI. It is an in b/w phone of a good feature phone and a smartphone. Microsoft is trying to create a new niche market for end users, and I can see VZW burrying it in the background like they did with the Palm webOS devices. "great phone for moms"..... zzzzzzzzzzzzz.... "KIN, great for for 10 year olds" would kill it for teenagers and early 20 market it is intended. Also I think a 29.99 data plan requirement would kill the device itself... If i'm gonna pay that much might as well go Smartphone.... Like I have said before, this could be a huge success... i just don't see VZW doing it right the first time.
3. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Throw your Kins into the KINdle wood fire....
4. jcoberg10 (Posts: 110; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)
They'll probably be 3g Feature phones requiring the $9.99 Data plan (25mb). But if you use this phone the way it is designed you'll need the $30 unlimited Data plan. Which goes back to kiltlifters point, why not get a real smartphone if you are paying $30 a month.
5. Landmarkcm (Posts: 419; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Why is Sprint left out?? I mean I like my Android but im still curious