April 12th 2010 1:07 pm

Critic reviews

3 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
  • Display
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Ease of use
  • Design and form factor
  • Portability (size / weight)
  • Media support
  • Durability
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

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User reviews

5 reviews
Engadget May 5, 2010

...there are much better choices for much less money on the market, and Microsoft hasn't demonstrated to us why you would choose this phone over those.

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Gizmodo May 5, 2010

The Kins have an audience, a sense of style, and—a rarity from Microsoft—a coherent philosophy. They're precocious feature phones, with actual potential. So why are they priced like smartphones?

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SlashGear May 4, 2010

A few weeks ago, Microsoft made some big headlines when they announced their latest phone, the KIN – specifically designed for teenagers. People all over the Internet had comments on it, positive and negative – but here’s a take from the target audience – an actual teenager.

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soren121 soren121

NOTE: I have the KIN TwoM. Hardware-wise, it's the same as the original model. But since Verizon is now selling it as a featurephone, Microsoft stripped all of the social features, including Facebook, Twitter, RSS, KIN Studio, and The Loop. It's now been rebranded as the KIN TwoM. The KIN TWOm...

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cobb55 cobb55

Great little phone with WiFi and no data plan... Zune Player. Decent keyboard. Great Battery. Excellent Video camera, acceptable camera. Crappy Speakerphone. Free on Verizon

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techspce techspce

Overall as a feature phone, it is the best on the market. As a smart phone as it originally came out as, not so much. I love the form factor and how solid the keyboard slider is. Also the whole front is a glass pane. That is my favorite part about it because it gives it a sexy look. It does...

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andrewjyale andrewjyale

I go this phone because it was the only verizon phone with wifi that did not require a data plan. I have been kind of disappointed by it though because the screen is a little laggy as well as the keyboard. It is pretty easy to use with all of the "apps" but that also removes some of the...

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wizkid5059 wizkid5059

TL;DR: Save your money, get something else. This was marketed as a Smartphone for preteens and teens (13, I fit). Most things a teen will want are not present (3rd party apps, IMing, etc.) or are very poor (Texting- no auto correct). It has a hardware keyboard (yes!) that feels and responds...

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