(Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
Oh pleae no. The Kin 1 and 2 were the WORST phones to come out. Microsoft is wasting their time...
you really didn't read the article, did you...
(Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
you also didn't use a dictionary or spell check, did you?
(Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
The service itself sounds cool. I hate to say it, but I always felt the Kin phones failed so hard because they were ugly as sin.
VZW Rep (unregistered)
That might be one of the reasons, but as a sales rep I wouldn't point to that being the biggest blunder. By far making the unlimited data the same price as our smartphones was the WORST idea for the Kin phones.
I get that they needed unlimited data because of all the cloud based syncing, but why they didn't come up with a cheaper KIN plan I'll never understand. You can't target teens with your phone and then require an adult-level cost. The phones didn't support apps, didn't include GPS, and didn't open a lot of attachments. So why even attempt to compete with smartphones pricewise?
I don't know if it was Verizon mandated or not...but I suspect Microsoft just didn't understand it's consumer base, but I can tell you as soon as our customers heard the $30 was required, they didn't give it a second look- the KIN pricing was an insult to their intelligence.-
(Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
'coming back from the deads'.......wowsers...
(Posts: 3101; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Windows 7 isn't a bad operating system but its never going to compete with Android and the iPhone.
(Posts: 138; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)
I hope you mean Windows Mobile 7 and not the actual Windows 7 because then you would be making a fool out of yourself!
(Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)
Kin Studio was reported as not only the only salvagable endeavor from Kin one and two, but also as a top rate feature that deserved a much better platorm and serious support. It was supposed, at the time by the pundits, that it would resurface and lo, now it raises its head for WP7. so I didn't say it first, but it was expected and this is one more card for Microsoft to play. We'll see if they play it right...