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Microsoft KIN ONE vs Verizon Wireless Blitz

Microsoft KIN ONE Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7
User Rating - 7.3

Posted: 12 Apr 2010
Market Status: Released

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PA Rating - 5.5
User Rating - 7.7

Posted: 31 Jul 2008
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeFeature phone  
Dimensions3.31 x 2.66 x 0.73 inches (84 x 68 x 19 mm)3.50 x 2.60 x 0.70 inches (89 x 66 x 18 mm) 
Weight3.90 oz (111 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
5.10 oz (145 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.6 inches2.2 inches 
Resolution320 x 240 pixels220 x 176 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.

154 ppi128 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.

TFTTFT 
Colors 262 144 
TouchscreenMulti-touch  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor  
Camera
Camera5 megapixels1.3 megapixels 
FlashLED  
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilizationSelf-timer 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA)  
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 storage4 GB  
Storage expansion microSD 
Battery
Talk time5.66 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
4.66 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
 
Stand-by time8.8 days (210 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
11.7 days (280 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity1240 mAh920 mAh 
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Multimedia
RadioFM  
Internet browsing
Browser Openwave 6.2 Browser 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, 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 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
DataEV-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, E911GPS 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g  
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSB  
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync 
Other features
NotificationsPolyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, SpeakerphonePolyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer  
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4M3 
OtherTTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced12 Apr 201025 Aug 2008 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 50  

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