Verizon Wireless Kin Two

  • Verizon Wireless Kin Two
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Based on 11 scores, 19 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Unique design, Decent battery life, Background sync with Kin Studio, Loaded with social networking features, HD video on Kin Two.
  • Form, camera, cloud storage, Zune integration.
  • Zune builtin, Great messaging phone, Seems well made, Decent battery life

Cons:

  • Lacks app store, integrated navigation app, Slow browser, no tabs, No memory slot, Calendar and event sync omitted, Feed links have to be opened in browser, Lacks IM client, Requires smartphone plan
  • UI is buggy and unintuitive, no expandable memory, social networks are very limited, expensive

Expert reviews and ratings

By Electronista on 50

Despite Microsoft's healthy market share in the smartphone arena several years ago, the Windows Mobile platform has failed to hold its ground against competitors such as the iPhone and Android. While everyone still waits for Windows Phone 7 --...

By AnandTech on

When Verizon first sent me the ONE and TWO for review, I setup both KIN on the same Live account. Much like Android’s dependency on you having a Google account for backing up a list of installed applications, Microsoft used its Live service with...

By SlashPhone on

The KIN devices have been out for a little while now, and we know that there’s many reviews out there already. In fact, SlashGear’s got a review from Chaim Gartenberg who, for all intents and purposes, fits right into Microsoft’s...

By Chip Chick on

Microsoft may be on to something with this new niche of social phones”, but they still have a ways to go. The UI is still very buggy and unintuitive. Using it does not feel natural at all and certainly takes some getting used to. Microsoft...

By Testfreaks on 80

The Kin Two is pretty much the same as the Kin One with a few changes here and there, most importantly its bigger and that makes it a lot easier to use. Like the Kin One there is no external memory slot, so youre stuck with whatever memory...

By Phone Scoop on

There are omissions on the Kin Two I can excuse. No calendar, no instant messaging, no navigation; I can live without if the target audience really doesn't use these features, as Microsoft's extensive focus research has shown. But the lack of...

By MobileBurn on 70

The KIN TWO is the larger of Microsoft's new KIN series of phones. The devices, to me, are Microsoft's watered down version of Windows Phone 7. There are some similarities, after all, including the panel home screen and a focus on keeping you in...

By PhoneDog on

Microsoft and Verizon are taking something of a chance with their new Kin duo of phones, what with their arrestingly different user interfaces, curious omission of features like calendars and IM clients, and smartphone-level monthly data pricing. Me?...

By Computerworld on

Kin Two, a slider mobile phone from Microsoft, comes off as messy as a teenager's bedroom. But maybe that's the point. Kin Two Microsoft intentionally sought to go after consumers -- specifically, teenagers and 20-somethings -- and interviewed...

By G4tv.com on 60

Video Review: With the popularity of Facebook and Twitter, it's important to stay constantly connected. That's why Microsoft created the Kin Two with its 3.4" multi-touch display, full keyboard and social networking features. Kevin Pereira and...

By Digital Trends on 75

Does an amped-up Sidekick have a place in 2010? Microsoft hopes to find out with the Kin One and Kin...

By LaptopMag on 40

This social networking-centric phone innovates in some ways but mostly misses the...

By PC Mag on 60

The Microsoft Kin Two isn't quite a smartphone, but it's a heady drug for Facebook...

By Engadget on

When we first saw the Kin phones, the editors at Engadget (and lots of other folks in the industry) said that price would be the big question when it came to these phones. If they really were destined for the hands of tweens and teens, then they would...

By cnet on 67

The Kin Two offers some upgraded features over the Kin One, but you can get more for less with a number of Verizon's other...

By MobileTechReview on 60

And now for something completely different, the KIN One and KIN Two. Trust us, you've never seen a user interface like this and you'd never expect Microsoft to make something this playful and youth oriented. The KIN phones ship in tube-shaped...

By IntoMobile on

Microsoft’s KIN lineup of consumer oriented not-so-smartphones has just gone official. Since Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) unveiled the KIN phones last month, the company has been mostly quiet about their consumer-friendly, social network-savvy slider...

By PC Advisor on 70

Right now, it is hard to estimate how well the Microsoft Kin Two will do without a price attached to it. While it has some "smart" features, this isn't a smartphone, fun though it is. Ginny Mies, PCWorld.com...

International Review By CNET.de on 67

Das Microsoft Kin Two hat zwar etwas mehr zu bieten als sein kleinerer, kugelrunder Bruder. Bei der Android-Konkurrenz gibt es allerdings mehr frs gleiche...