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Microsoft KIN ONE

67
Global
Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
67

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Engadget Review

Pros
  • Hardware keyboardUnique designKin Studio cloud-based syncing
Cons
  • Horrible, uneven, and buggy UILack of applications, even IMData plan pricing too high for phone of this class
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Scores

Engadget

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User Reviews

100
Pigpen330
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
70
jeepguynola
I loved this phone for all of a week before I returned it cause of the $70 monthly...read more
80
garen
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
Featurephone
Screen size
2.622
Internal memory
41
Camera
Yes
Talk time
2G
Carriers (US)
Verizon / Alltel
Model
KIN ONEm
Model

General

Type
Featurephone
Style
Slider
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen, Qwerty keyboard (Capacitive [finger])

Power

Talk time
2G (up to5.4 hours)
Standby time (max)
210 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1240 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc)

Storage

Internal memory
4 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wma) (H264, Mpeg4, Wmv) (Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm

Rings / alerts

Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Europe, North america (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
CDMA (1xrtt, Ev do ra)

Display

Screen size
2.6 inches
Screen resolution
240 x 320
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes)

Hardware

CPU
600 MHz
RAM
256 MB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
Yes
TTY / TDD
Yes