View Full Version : Microsoft's Kin One, Two

May 6th, 2010, 03:06 PM
Microsoft's Kin One, Two off to good start, need tweaking

By Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY

Microsoft has unleashed a pair of promising youth-oriented handsets that go completely against type. The Kin One and Kin Two phones are neither staid nor corporate. They have built-in Zune music players. And they elegantly back up nearly everything you do on them online.

The phones, which are made by Sharp and in the U.S. run exclusively on the Verizon Wireless network, are Microsoft's attempt to be hip and social. In the end, the Kins leave you wanting more, but Microsoft is well on the right path...


May 6th, 2010, 04:07 PM
Overpriced,and the Kin 1 looks yuck too.

May 6th, 2010, 04:14 PM
Microsoft has to push and push hard in the mobile market. They've been getting their lunch eaten by Apple and Google, and with the move to Windows 7 Mobile, which limits the programming language to the little-used Silverlight they need to try and get a foothold any way they can!

The good thing is that Microsoft is realizing they can't rely on their desktop position to push their Mobile market, so they actually have to compete! woo hoo! Fun times ahead!

July 1st, 2010, 12:57 AM
Microsoft to kill off Kin messaging phones

In a stunningly swift about-face, Microsoft has reportedly decided to stick a fork in its youth-oriented Kin messaging phones, not even two months after the handsets went on sale and just two days after Verizon slashed prices on the devices.

Microsoft will cease development on the phones, instead focusing its energies on its upcoming Windows Phone 7 handsets, according to CNET's Ina Fried, who adds that Microsoft has nixed the Kin's planned debut in Europe...


July 1st, 2010, 02:28 PM
Easy come, easy go.