Microsoft KIN ONE and TWO Review
0. phoneArena 06 May 2010, 08:19 posted on
Microsoft has long been acquainted with the smartphone market, but now that Windows Phone 7 is expected to revamp things for the company later on in the year, it's going to be interesting to see how Microsoft's KIN devices will be able to attract customers – especially when it targets one specific demographic...
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1. testman22 (Posts: 338; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)
No Calender, no youtube, no navigation, and no apps. These phones are good for social networking, but it's hard to justify paying $30 a month when you can buy an incredible. Even to get a palm pre would be less in cost (39 bucks now?), plus you get a top notch organizer, mobile hotspot and options for apps, nav, and youtube. Verizon needs to rethink the $30 data plan for this phone, or maybe work with microsoft and include a free zune pass with this phone- that would make for an appealing deal to kids, and would help parents justify that high cost of ownership
2. Sharky (Posts: 234; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)
Agreed. I think tiered plans would have been a good idea. Or just take a look at what Sprint is doing with Virgin Mobile (which is targeted at about the same demographic as these devices would be). I know Microsoft is going to be updating these devices, but as it stands, I don't think they're worth paying $30 a month for data.
6. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Yeah 30.00/month data kills this phone and kills the market it is intended for... this phone is supposed to the Sidekick for a new generation. What parent would pay 30.00 for this phone phone's data... now 15.00 would be more reasonable
3. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)
4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3107; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Not bad for a start but its nothing compared to the droids. I like the layout but it still doesn't come close android software, they are heading in the right direction though.
5. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)
Agreed. I hope they can follow up with better phones later. But I think this is a pretty good start. Why would they charge the $30 plan though....it really shouldn't be that much.
7. Kinoutreach (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 May 2010)
Thanks for the great coverage of the KIN so far! I just wanted to stop by and let you and your readers know that you can go to KIN.com to learn more about the KIN and follow along with 'The Journey' on our Facebook page to see the KIN in action. Feel free to send any questions you might have about the KIN my way, I would be more than happy to help. Thanks, Todd Kin Outreach Team Todd_KinOutreach@hotmail.comhttp://www.facebook.com/KINhttp://twitter.com/KIN
9. AaronWasHere (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)
Pfft... the journey of the Kin to a trashcan... because that is where this phone should go if you are older then 15 and actually need a phone with legit functionality beyond Facebook and Twitter
10. YourMumsAman (unregistered)
Failure Product, thats for sure, did't even see it in asia market. FAIL
11. raleigh (unregistered)
Worst phone I have EVER had. Counting the days til my plan runs out and I can get anything else.