cool..I kindaa like that social app and hd video will b cool!!! Cute little design too.
Michael, 14 Apr 2010Hey GSMArena, so it's time to add the brand 'Microsoft' on the left-hand side of the website.Yep well said Michael! In fact while searching for the Kin mobiles, i was looking at the left sidebar!! Lolzzz, didn't see Microsoft!
nutiblogi, 14 Apr 2010here we can see EPIC FAIL of EPIC FAILS, GSM Arena and no 1 other here write, that kin's are C... moreMaybe if you read the news more carefully, you'd realize that Vodafone will distribute these in Europe... since Vodafone doesn't run CDMA anywhere in Europe the logical assumption is that there will be a GSM/WCDMA version.
here we can see EPIC FAIL of EPIC FAILS, GSM Arena and no 1 other here write, that kin's are CDMA, NOT GSM, what arena offers us:
I like these little phones. Sharp has been in the phone for a long time, and pretty much pioneered alot of the things that are standard on phones today such as the camera for instance, so I've got no issues with these things being developed by them. I was kind of hoping for the full on Windows 7 Mobile, thing like was announced but I guess that has a little ways to go. I'm not a real big social newtworking person, at least not to the scale at which these things were designed, but I like the lil things.
I'm not sure about the "diaphragm case" form factor, but it could be a hit!
Hey GSMArena, so it's time to add the brand 'Microsoft' on the left-hand side of the website.
[deleted post]It really is annoying and the exit button is hard to find.
jk, 13 Apr 2010I think the design of the phones don't match the somewhat futuristic looking UI. Looks kind o... moreIf a design looked "futuristic" in everyone's eyes, it would no longer be futuristic. It would be the now.
Like the Palm Pre, these phones may not be everyone's taste...yet.
Just like fashion or car shows, the first impression of the new "future" models is perhaps less exciting than we think. We need to grow into the design... in a few years time.
When you accept their design and start seeing similar devices everywhere else, that's when they become old and outdated.
Bricked, 13 Apr 2010Quite right.
The Sharp GX30 was an awesome phone for it's time.Hell yeah!
I owned the GX20 and GX30 and let me tell you, they were simply outstanding in terms of quality.
Not a big fan of the firmware, but for what it was, it was alright.
903SH was again revolutionary in what a mobile could offer. And yes, I owned one of them too!
And now... well, the WX-T923 has been with me for nearly a year and people will ALWAYS take a moment to admire it's swivel screen and features.
SHARP are a brilliant company!
Oh people - put 1 and 1 together already. Please!
What have SHARP, Vodafone and Verizon in common?
SHARP is Japans largest producer of mobile handsets.
Vodafone is the worlds largest mobile network.
Vodafone has always had exclusive access to SHARP's products (T-Mobile and Telstra had a go at some other projects)
Vodafone owns 45% of Verizon! And the penny dropped...
What's so good about this deal? Vodafone will no longer cripple the firmware of these devices because Microsoft now has a say about that.
WIN & WIN!
SHARP will sell their previously forcasted 4 million units in Europe and the US (probably way more), Microsoft will gain marketshare in the OS division.
Vodafone and Verizon will compete with Apple via exclusiveness of each others products.
It's a competition and it's on!
These are going to be some excellent devices on an even better network.
Mr.V, 13 Apr 2010im sorry the fact these phones are on Vodafone is a fail?? what you lot on about! fastest m... moreI tried Vodaphone and they were awful in the UK. Not sure if their coverage has improved since, but I prefer o2 and Orange.
Thats true, more competition consumers win. If these babies are cheap, and launched in August then buy it, else wait Till November/Dec get your self Win phone 7.
Cause there is one truth,you can make a windows phone do anything. Use DOS, use win 95/98, or like my friends, port Android 2.1(from nexus 1) into diamond!
im sorry the fact these phones are on Vodafone is a fail?? what you lot on about!
fastest mobile internet
best customer service
and best deals in store
Vodafone deserve these phones Vooda is the ultimate UK network operator.
MS, Welcome to the mobile world. The mobile market will be crowded by these 2. And it's good for us as a user. Becoz, wherever there is a thight competition, there is more new ideas and breakthrough. And we as the consumer are the winner after all. Btw, I like Kin One design. I wonder why there's no Microsoft logo on its body.