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Microsoft KIN TWO

Announced
Apr 12, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
May 6, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (170 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.64 inches inches)

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Description

The Microsoft KIN TWO is the more powerful brother of KIN ONE (and also the bulkier) with capacitive HVGA display, 8MP camera with HD 720p video capture and flash, as well as 8GB of storage space.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.38 x 2.36 x 0.64 inches (111 x 60 x 16 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.70 oz (133 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 170 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital image stabilization
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)

Hardware

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 256 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.08 hours
      the average is 13 h (758 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.7 days (232 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1390 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, MySpace, Twitter

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS, E911
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
    • TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Apr 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 100

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Microsoft KIN 2, Sharp KIN TWO


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