Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Microsoft Kin Phone Review | Katherine Boehret | The Mossberg Solution | AllThingsD

Excerpts from a KIN review 

Finally, after years of churning out corporate-centric smartphones, Microsoft has designed a homegrown, cool and truly consumer-focused mobile device. It’s called the Kin (kin.com), and it comes in two versions, Kin One and Kin Two. Both will be available exclusively from Verizon Wireless and in stores on May 13 for $50 and $100, respectively, after a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year contract.

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The real wow factor of the Kin starts when you get back to your computer. By logging into kin.com with the same username and password used to set up the Kin, you’ll reach Kin Studio, an online repository for activities performed with the device, laid out in timeline style. This includes photos and videos, which are automatically synced to the Studio about five minutes after they’ve been captured—with no extra steps on the user’s part. It shows phone calls, text messages, and contacts. All of this content is viewable by month, week, or day.

Microsoft Kin Phone Review | Katherine Boehret | The Mossberg Solution | AllThingsD

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