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Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two - a new breed of social phones

12 April, 2010 | Read the news | Post your comment
Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two - a new breed of social phones - read the full textKin One and Kin Two are a duo of multimedia phones with a strong focus on social networking. Both phones use a customized Windows Phone 7 interface where online social interaction is central. The new Kin phones are set to provide a "deeply social" experience on the same platform that will bring...


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> In reply to ritzz @ 2010-04-14 14:06 from fqxq - click to readDont you see MORE at the end!!! I m sure eventually it will be on main page...

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  • 2010-04-16 04:04
  • 470M

cool..I kindaa like that social app and hd video will b cool!!! Cute little design too.

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  • 2010-04-16 04:03
  • 470M

Cool design of both!

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  • 2010-04-14 21:27
  • 9x0v

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-04-14 10:20 from PUar - click to readI have to admit the kin one looks pretty nice and unique

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  • 2010-04-14 17:56
  • S35r

> In reply to Michael @ 2010-04-13 18:43 from 2FBM - click to readYep well said Michael! In fact while searching for the Kin mobiles, i was looking at the left sidebar!! Lolzzz, didn't see Microsoft!

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  • 2010-04-14 14:06
  • fqxq

> In reply to nutiblogi @ 2010-04-14 08:31 from mEhT - click to readMaybe 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.



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  • 2010-04-14 10:20
  • PUar

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:

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  • 2010-04-14 08:31
  • mEhT

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.

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  • 2010-04-14 08:03
  • qpvf

I'm not sure about the "diaphragm case" form factor, but it could be a hit!

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  • 2010-04-13 20:19
  • 4@vW

Hey GSMArena, so it's time to add the brand 'Microsoft' on the left-hand side of the website.

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  • 2010-04-13 18:43
  • 2FBM

> In reply to [deleted post]It really is annoying and the exit button is hard to find.

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  • 2010-04-13 18:17
  • tjFW

> In reply to pH1 @ 2010-04-13 12:38 from AcpY - click to readThumbs up! finally some sensible and objective comments coming from the internet!

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  • 2010-04-13 17:23
  • PFPB

> In reply to jk @ 2010-04-12 22:32 from xxEx - click to readIf 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.

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  • 2010-04-13 16:53
  • uMMZ

> In reply to Bricked @ 2010-04-13 13:47 from mXQ7 - click to readHell 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!

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  • 2010-04-13 16:37
  • uMMZ

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.


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.

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  • 2010-04-13 16:33
  • uMMZ

> In reply to Pranjal87 @ 2010-04-13 15:20 from 2SZi - click to readIs Quake Arena on the Winmo yet? That would be awesome.

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  • 2010-04-13 16:31
  • mXQ7

> In reply to Mr.V @ 2010-04-13 15:16 from Mx@E - click to readI tried Vodaphone and they were awful in the UK. Not sure if their coverage has improved since, but I prefer o2 and Orange.

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  • 2010-04-13 16:30
  • mXQ7

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!

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  • 2010-04-13 15:20
  • 2SZi

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.

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  • 2010-04-13 15:16
  • Mx@E

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.

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  • 2010-04-13 14:29
  • PAqT

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