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Verizon expected to lower the prices on its KIN phones?

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Verizon expected to lower the prices on its KIN phones?
Many agreed that the Microsoft KIN ONE and TWO were priced a little bit higher than what some would've expected them to be. It still remains unseen at how Microsoft's two handsets fared when it comes to sales, but indirect dealer Best Buy could've given them a boost by reducing their prices by $50 each – plus they didn't require mail-in-rebates for the reduced prices. Now there is speculation that Verizon will move forward starting tomorrow and follow the same price points for their KIN phones – the KIN ONE priced at free while the KIN TWO would be at $49. Although the price drop may be good in the short term, it may still not feel justifiable to some people when you consider the required data feature needed to purchase the device. However, one has to remember that it offers the KIN Studio which essentially uploads all of your photos and videos to the clouds – something that obviously takes up a lot of data when you consider the 5-megapixel shooter on the KIN ONE.

Microsoft KIN ONE Specifications | Review
Microsoft KIN TWO Specifications | Review

source: BGR

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


If they want this phone to sell, they need to get rid of the 30 dollar data plan

posted on 11 Jun 2010, 09:44

4. Sharky (Posts: 127; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)


Simply this...

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 20:15

2. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


They will (would have sold) sell better once they make them with WINDOWS 7 OS.

posted on 11 Jun 2010, 06:01

3. WnnaFghtAboutIt (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


they would have sold better if they actually thought about the content of the device and made it useable

posted on 11 Jun 2010, 12:51

5. rehnhart (Posts: 103; Member since: 27 Mar 2009)


They would have sold better if the phone was actually something most people wanted. It's a dumb-smartphone, targeting teens who want a Iphone or Android phone.

posted on 14 Jun 2010, 12:53

7. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Not even...nowhere near the same capabilities! Besides the camera.

posted on 12 Jun 2010, 22:13

6. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Unfortunately, I don't think a price reduction can make up for the ridiculous concept within the KIN 1 & 2. The first mistake is that the phone was made by Sharp of all manufacturers...should stick to big screen tv's. Secondly, the hardware design has to be the worst since the Palm Pre/Pixi.

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