Verizon expected to lower the prices on its KIN phones?

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Verizon expected to lower the prices on its KIN phones?
Many agreed that the Microsoft KIN ONE and TWO were priced a little bit higher than what some would've expected them to be. It still remains unseen at how Microsoft's two handsets fared when it comes to sales, but indirect dealer Best Buy could've given them a boost by reducing their prices by $50 each – plus they didn't require mail-in-rebates for the reduced prices. Now there is speculation that Verizon will move forward starting tomorrow and follow the same price points for their KIN phones – the KIN ONE priced at free while the KIN TWO would be at $49. Although the price drop may be good in the short term, it may still not feel justifiable to some people when you consider the required data feature needed to purchase the device. However, one has to remember that it offers the KIN Studio which essentially uploads all of your photos and videos to the clouds – something that obviously takes up a lot of data when you consider the 5-megapixel shooter on the KIN ONE.

Microsoft KIN ONE Specifications | Review
Microsoft KIN TWO Specifications | Review

source: BGR




Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

If they want this phone to sell, they need to get rid of the 30 dollar data plan

4. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Simply this...

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

They will (would have sold) sell better once they make them with WINDOWS 7 OS.

3. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

they would have sold better if they actually thought about the content of the device and made it useable

5. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

They would have sold better if the phone was actually something most people wanted. It's a dumb-smartphone, targeting teens who want a Iphone or Android phone.

7. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Not even...nowhere near the same capabilities! Besides the camera.

6. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Unfortunately, I don't think a price reduction can make up for the ridiculous concept within the KIN 1 & 2. The first mistake is that the phone was made by Sharp of all manufacturers...should stick to big screen tv's. Secondly, the hardware design has to be the worst since the Palm Pre/Pixi.

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