Microsoft reveals Kin phones, due next month

By Matthew
Apr 12, 2010
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  1. After much rumor and speculation, Microsoft finally revealed its self-branded handsets today. Called Kin, the series is comprised of those all-too-familiar phones formerly referred to as Turtle and Pure. Although they aren't attractive aesthetically, the phones have many social capabilities that could appeal to younger users.

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  2. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 Newcomer, in training Posts: 118

    Damn the Kin Two looks sexy to me....Pricing anyone?
  3. matrix86

    matrix86 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 795   +8

    Man, they aren't joking about these being ugly, lol. But I guess whatever gets the job done, right?

    If I had to get one, it would be the Kin Two. It looks better and has a larger screen which would be easier to use.
  4. natefalk

    natefalk Newcomer, in training Posts: 78

    What happened to Windows 7 Mobile?
  5. maestromasada

    maestromasada Newcomer, in training Posts: 97

    That proves to me: facebook is here to stay. Kinbook the perfect gadget seems to be. I hope price to be affordable
  6. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 863   +127

    Are these phones supposed to be considered smart phones... or are they just social phones? Are there going to be applications available?
  7. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 668   +22

    8 megapixel camera is pretty damn nice. Not sure whether I would get one if the focus is so heavily on social networking but interesting nonetheless.
  8. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 902   +71

    Yukka - I don't know if those 8 mega pixels are worth a darn... My old digital camera is just 3 MP and it will probably take a much sharper and better focused picture than these phones. The total number of pixels doesn't count for quality.

    Of the two, I kind of like Kin One. It's smaller (fits better into my pocket) and the screen is smaller too. That means it needs less power and probably lasts longer since the batteries are close to the same size. But I don't need a social media phone. I want the phone that can play MS Live games.
  9. DarkCobra

    DarkCobra Newcomer, in training Posts: 79

    I too like the form factor of the Kin One and I totally agree that the megapixel mania has too often resulted in noisier images. I think 5mp was the ideal number for small sensor digital cameras. Too bad MS didn't go the Android route.
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