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Microsoft KIN TWO

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Posted: 12 Apr 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeFeature phone  
Dimensions4.38 x 2.36 x 0.64 inches (111 x 60 x 16 mm)  
Weight4.70 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
  
Display
Physical size3.4 inches  
Resolution320 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  
Screen-to-body ratio51.62 %  
TouchscreenMulti-touch  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor  
Camera
Camera8 megapixels  
FlashLED  
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization  
Camcorder1280x720 (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 storage8 GB  
Battery
Talk time6.08 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
  
Stand-by time9.7 days (232 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
  
Capacity1390 mAh  
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Multimedia
RadioFM  
SpeakersStereo speakers  
Internet browsing
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 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, E911  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1  
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g  
USBUSB 2.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
OtherComputer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer  
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T3  
OtherTTY/TDD  
Availability
Officially announced12 Apr 2010  
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 100  

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