KIN continues to live thanks to recent updates

KIN continues to live thanks to recent updates
Although being branded as a failure seeing that the lifeline was quickly unplugged a mere 50 days since it first launched, Microsoft is still doing what they can to appease current Microsoft KIN handset owners. So how are they going to accomplish this you ask? Well, how about quietly releasing two updates that marginally improve the Twitter experience on the handsets? From the onset, there was no arguing that Facebook was well integrated with the platform as opposed to Twitter – you generally had to rely on opening up the web browser to view content; like photos. Now the KIN loop will display pictures from picture links within the core panel without having to move to the browser. Even though retweeting or replying to a tweet is still a missing feature greatly wanted on the platform, some Twitter replies will now show up within the Comments feed when you select a specific tweet. Naturally this might be seen by KIN owners as a sign that more updates might be available down the road, but it looks like they'll continue to roll things out on the down low since the build number (2814.0) remains unchanged.

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3 Comments

1. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

Its a day late and a dollar short. we dont even sell these any more. no one bought them. my location didnt sell a single kin 1 or kin 2. we took the display down last week

2. 123jdl

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 06, 2010

At my store we sold like 4 and they ended up being returned the following day. So we just ended up sending them all back. Its an AWFUL phone. All of us in my store predicted that the Kins would flop in a month to two months. It made our VZW Rep very pissed when we made that prediction.

3. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

All of our KIN units were pulled out of the store as of last week and the accessories went out the week before that. If you ask me, I say good riddance......the phone was a complete joke......

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