Microsoft KIN ONE and KIN TWO get a release date and price

Microsoft KIN ONE and KIN TWO get a release date and price
The rumors have turned out true, as Microsoft and Verizon Wireless have now officially announced the release timing and pricing for the social-centric, QWERTY-equipped KIN ONE and KIN TWO. However, a slight change has occurred, as the KINs won't be available online for pre-order on May 6, but for purchase. Yep, you heard that right, you'll be able to order the KIN ONE or TWO on May 6 through Verizon's online store. Verizon Wireless Communication Stores will be offering the two kind of Windows phones, starting May 13.

The turtle-like Microsoft KIN ONE can be yours for $49.99, while the KIN TWO will have a price tag of $99.99, both after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year service agreement.

And just in case you've missed all the previous info on these phones, check out the articles below, if you want to get acquainted with these wonders of modern socialization:

Microsoft KIN ONE Specifications | Hands-on
Microsoft KIN TWO Specifications | Hands-on

source: Microsoft and Verizon



1. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

I hope they're built well. Teenagers + new phone + summer = a lot of work for techs and Asurion

2. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

did the training on these yesterday. they look and feel like happy meal toys. the OS is messy and looks like a disaster. not looking forward to these devices...

3. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Yea, I can see this being messy with the home page having like 8 different blocks and showing all different things, ahaha Though the "KIN button" is a nice feature for sharing things, it seems to be hard to drag and drop into that tiny "hole".

4. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

I dunno. I got to check the kin 2 out about 45 days ago (before it was official) and I was largeyly impressed with it. Solid web browser, great music interface. I do agree that a good number of people will likely be put off bythe jumbles appearance of the home screens, but imho its going to be a really rad platform.

6. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

lol ive been saying that all along.. have the training tomorrow caaaant wait to see another windows massacre!

10. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

Zuno Gyakusatsu. You signed a non disclosure with Verizon Wireless. I would keep that information to yourself until launch date.

11. mashirotenshi

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

Really? How would you know that he is even speaking of experience. Nothing he said can't be construed from half the replies off of the web. Don't waste the forum space please.

12. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

non disclosure agreements pertain to releasing confidential information regarding products. now explain to me how i am in any way violating such agreements? pointing out how these devices completely lack appeal even to facebook addicted children is nothing more than my opinion.

5. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

It is a good looking device but being the first production of this phone I think its gonna need work before its actually user friendly. I'll keep my eye on it and see what happens through updates. Cause I am a Zune fan..

7. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

aaand you are the only zune fan lmao

8. neutrality

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

Actually the Zune HD is a really solid device. I don't know why they didn't go for a design like that, and an interface similar to it. Bit disappointing because, this does .. as #2 said, look like a happy meal toy. Teens today are looking for the nicest looking devices out there. Hell, most of them have blackberries now. I could see the KINs being innovative a few years ago, but nowadays it just won't hold up.

13. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

lol ok so two peple have zunes lol congrats

14. neutrality

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

Actually most tech-y people either have Zune HDs or have spoken of them in great regard. And all that leaves is one immature poster on phonearena.

9. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

PALM PRE copycat with a few apps same as Palm.

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