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Microsoft knew its Kin phones sucked before it released them (and it still did!)

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:43

Microsoft Kin pre-release testing. What? Yes, you probably thought it never happened, judging by how sucky the two Kin phones turned out to be, but the sad truth is…

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posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:48 2

1. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

Darn it MS this is what is making everyone skeptical about WP. You messed up releasing this mess right in the middle of the transition from WM to WP smh

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 12:46

15. Syksyd (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)

I worked at VZW when these pieces of Crap came out...VZW would show us videos of reps from other states saying how they love these phones and what they could do....I couldnt stop laughing...These were the biggest piece of S@!T ever to come out,,,LMAO

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:50 1

2. blackspot (Posts: 102; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)

“Camera is useless for anything spontaneous”, Lol! That's like, almost everything.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 03:20 6

3. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Biggest product flop in history.
Close second is the WP 7.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 05:59 6

6. gothicheart (Posts: 83; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

and i thought it was the iphone 5...

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:03 2

7. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)

LOL, although the iPhone 5 did sell pretty well, it is by a short margin the least intuitive iPhone ever released, with the 3gs a close second. I found the iPhone 4 to die for at the time of it's release and the iPhone 4S with Siri pretty decent. At the time.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 04:02 2

4. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

What about windows 8 desktop?

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:17 2

9. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I'd say it's in the running for third place, lol.
But time will tell about that.

I have to add that on tablets and hybrids W8 does look pretty great

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 04:50

5. Bfrenz (Posts: 192; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

Ewww. I hate that phones' overall feel. Yuck.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 06:13 3

8. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

Well it was demoted to a feature phone and was used in my family... Might be a bad smartphone, but it served as the best damn feature phone out there! Was not upset with our Kin.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:17 1

12. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

That was where MS/Verizon went wrong. They lumped the Kins in with their smartphones, including the mandatory $30 data plan. How could anyone look at the fine Droid 2, Droid X, Droid Incredible...and then choose a Kin Two? It should have been a "multimedia phone" with $10 data plan from day one.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:18 1

10. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

ugliest phone EVER..

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 18:18

17. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

its not that ugly! only the experience!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 07:59 1

11. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)

They were on marijuana when they made this...

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:36 1

13. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

I saw a kid with a 'kin" the other day, I wanted to go over and show him the Nokia Asha 311 it's dirt cheap and it does sooooo much more!

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 12:41

14. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

The Kin wasn't THAT bad, at least until you considered the $30 data plan requirement it had, which lumped it with smartphones, and thus made it look pretty crappy compared to them. If it was properly lumped with feature phones from the start, it might have had a chance.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 18:18

16. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

microsoft need to re-release this phones but with better specs, better everything!!! they look good but it is said to be horrible...so microsoft need to make surface phone!!

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