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Microsoft KIN TWO

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Pros
  • Decent hardware keyboard720p video recordingKin Studio cloud syncing
Cons
  • Uneven and buggy UILack of applications, even IMData plan pricing too high for phone of this class
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User Reviews

50
soren121
NOTE: I have the KIN TwoM. Hardware-wise, it's the same as the original model....read more
80
cobb55
Great little phone with WiFi and no data plan... Zune Player. Decent keyboard....read more
70
techspce
Overall as a feature phone, it is the best on the market. As a smart phone...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Featurephone
Screen size
3.422
Internal memory
81
Camera
Yes
Talk time
2G
Carriers (US)
Verizon / Alltel
Model
KIN TWOm
Model

General

Type
Featurephone
Style
Slider
Antenna
Internal

Input

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

Power

Talk time
2G (up to365 hours)
Standby time (max)
232 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1390 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc)

Storage

Internal memory
8 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 (OTA sync)

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
3.4 inches
Screen resolution
320 x 480
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (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