AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

Review: Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two

updated 03:50 pm EDT, Fri June 11, 2010

Microsoft's new angle in the phone market

As Microsoft's market share in the cellphone market continues to slide, the company has taken a fresh approach with the Kin One and Kin Two. The new operating system represents a polar opposite compared to the company's Windows Mobile platform. Social networking is the new focus, with all of the features built around Facebook Twitter, MySpace and RSS feeds. The phones cannot be categorized as smartphones or feature phones. In our comprehensive Kin review, we'll explore the new OS and determine if it is an innovative alternative to existing platforms.

by MacNN Staff



  1. PRoth

    Joined: Dec 1969



    those things look obnoxious.

  1. Zanziboy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Cheap and Nasty

    Looks like an even cheaper version of the palm pre!

  1. Telekinesis

    Joined: Dec 1969



    mainly social networking? That alienates a large part of the market, including me.

  1. baggy_pants

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Good lord

    That is some of the worst layout I have ever seen. Why spend so much money appealing to a demographic and then completely ignore what they want visually?

    We all know the answer but hey, producing a product that the market 'seems' to want is what they're good at.

    How can you have such a vast sea of talent and produce such rubbish?

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented