Verizon offered a free trade-in to a 3G smartphone to all affected phone owners. This also means that the phone’s address book doesn’t sync up with anything. Charming size and shape. In our review of the Kin One we said, “The Microsoft Kin One could have been a cute messaging phone, but it’s being sold as an underpowered smartphone. The home screen on Kin was called Loop , and served as an aggregator for social networking connections from Facebook , Twitter , Windows Live , and MySpace as well as web content from web feeds.

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Archived from kn original on Current phones with removable storage can take up to 32 GB cards, so this omission is a major shortcoming.

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We’re sad to see this feature kon, as the Kin line is still primarily being marketed as a social networking device for teens, but it is understandable given its new feature phone platform. Due to delays with Windows Phone, however, the software instead had to be based directly upon Windows CE.

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Since the new phone did not use the kin. The Kin TWOm was unable to forward previously sent messages. With only 4GB, the Kin ONEm doesn’t pack much memory for users who want to store lots of music, record video or take a bunch of photos with the phone’s 5-megapixel camera.

This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat Just last week Verizon sent a letter to customers explaining that Kin Studio, the cloud service that allows Kin users free and unlimited storage of their photos, videos and contacts on Microsoft’s servers, will be closing permanently on January 31, Much like contemporaneous Zune devices, Kin phones could also stream music over a WiFi connection in addition to 3G on the carrier’s kkin.

They do not appear in the new software.

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Non-expandable 4 GB for storage. But they weren’t smartphones, even though they were priced like it. In response, Microsoft deleted the “inappropriate” portion of the video. Along with the discontinued oem networking features, the phones no longer geocoded pictures. Founders Bill Gates Paul Allen. Verizon is closing up shop on Kin Studio.

Within two months, Verizon stopped selling the phones because of poor sales. BlackBerry Curve 3G Sprint. Strangely, less is more here: On the onme, just how useful will it prove to be when limited strictly to Wi-Fi connectivity?


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The New York Times. A look at Microsoft’s new Kin phones”.

Retrieved 30 June Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms obem Use and Privacy Policy. Kin had no app store and no third-party apps could be installed on the phones.

Microsoft Kin ONEm (Verizon Wireless)

We will seek to align around a single platform for both products as well as consistent hardware specifications. The tagline on the invitation said “It’s time to share”. While these features were fun and innovative, they are not completely necessary for a feature phone. As mentioned, Facebook is no longer built in, although social networking sites may be accessed via web browser.

Retrieved 20 June He was then shown sending the image to a female teenager.