Verizon resurrects the Microsoft Kin

By Emil ยท 5 replies
Nov 18, 2010
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  1. As rumored, the Kin One and the Kin Two have returned to Verizon's inventory. It's still not clear if Verizon is hoping to give the Kin a second chance or if just wants to clear its inventory, but either way, ...

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  2. taea00

    taea00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    They're zombies phones! We killed them and now they're back from the dead! Don't let them touch you!
  3. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    It's like an *****ic person who sticks the fork in the outlet for the second time immediately after getting shocked.
  4. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    While the resurrection of the Kin may not be the best idea, but I do like the idea of not having to have a full data plan for the phone.
    These smart phones with a mandatory expensive as hell data plan are a little silly in my area because well i don't think we have 4g coverage anywhere in the state, and 3g coverage is sub-par and doesn't run nearly as fast as it should.

    I would like to see cell phone companies offer a mid-ranged smart phone, and give you some options as to whether or not you want the expensive as hell data plan and maybe some options for customizing your plan if you do get a data plan. I might be willing to look into a smart phone then.
  5. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    I would imagine that the target demographic for the kin will choose the iphone or android over this phone or even the new windows 7 phone
  6. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,350   +292

    I'm guessing these phones will only be around a while (if they sell at all, that is). Can't see any new phones being produced, they are just trying to empty the warehouses to recoup some of the losses on the initial Kin fail.

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