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    What do you think? Game changer for Microsoft? Understanding fully that they are not going after the business customer here.

    See the pics here...KIN

    Specs for Kin 1

    Compact Keyboard

    Capacitive Screen

    5mp Camera/SD Video

    Speakerphone

    4gb Memory

    Zune Media Player


    Specs for Kin 2


    Large Keyboard

    Capacitive touchscreen

    8mp Camera with HD Video

    Stereo Speakers

    8gb

    Zune Media Player

    From ImmaSlave4U - http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/12/m...irst-hands-on/
    Last edited by pogeypre; 04/12/2010 at 03:55 PM.
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    nope
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    It's already been stated that these are geared for young people so maybe on the youth front.

    If they're cheap enough, kids may get them, you never know. The texting and music look like features kids would love.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    It's already been stated that these are geared for young people so maybe on the youth front.

    If they're cheap enough, kids may get them, you never know. The texting and music look like features kids would love.
    That's my point. They are creating a new market. They are not selling smartphones to kids, they are selling social phone to kids. It will be interesting to see where they price the service.

    My gut says that these are going to be huge to the target demographic. There is a huge demand there.
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    I think they are going after the 8-12 maybe 14 year old girls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nimer55 View Post
    I think they are going after the 8-12 maybe 14 year old girls.
    Probably more like 8-18. I know there are huge amounts of people who stick with dumb phones because they don't have to pay through their ears for data. That's why service pricing will be huge on this.

    I love it when new niche markets are created. It's good for all who are concerned about continued innovation.
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    Yet more competition for Palm as Microsoft releases 2 new handsets today.

    The Kin 2 looks very much like the form factor of the pre but with a larger screen (3.5") and a horizontal slider keyboard.

    looks pretty sweet!
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    its nothing like the pre.. The os couldt be more different, and the only thing the hardware has in common, is that its a touch phone with a slider...


    edit: looking at it again I see what you mean, it's got pre-like curves..
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    lol I thought people realized that the hardware of the Pre wasn't that great in comparison to the software.

    Here's a picture.

    It's whatever...

    Unless someone copies the card feature+gestures+notifications, then... then I don't care.
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    they look crappy to me imo
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    it's like a palm pre for teenie bopppers... Don't like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prebulls View Post
    it's like a palm pre for teenie bopppers... Don't like it.
    I'd say pre-teen.. I dunno many high-school folks who'd want that.. Some will get it as a cheap alternative, but won't be on mosts top phone list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogeypre View Post
    Probably more like 8-18. I know there are huge amounts of people who stick with dumb phones because they don't have to pay through their ears for data. That's why service pricing will be huge on this.

    I love it when new niche markets are created. It's good for all who are concerned about continued innovation.
    good point, I hadn't thoguht about data pricing.. The backing up every photo, video, etc.. Will tale a fair amount of data though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by nimer55 View Post
    good point, I hadn't thoguht about data pricing.. The backing up every photo, video, etc.. Will tale a fair amount of data though..
    This is probably why Verizon is the launch partner. Perhaps Kin specific pricing?
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    Looks like something that is sold at Toys R' Us.
    Achill3s' Palm Pre: Modded and patched to death!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogeypre View Post
    This is probably why Verizon is the launch partner. Perhaps Kin specific pricing?
    yea, I could see that being the case.
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    Welp, there going after Palm's target market.
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    I ....'kin hate this phone.
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    From the Engadget hands on they are units focused on one thing, Twitter and Facebook. I don't think they even have the capacity to download games. If priced right, they could be a hit with teens and tweens. But there was some praise for Pre's hardware in their preview, when I thought everyone hated Pre's keyboard:

    "We've just spent some time handling Microsoft's just-announced Kin One and Kin Two, and we're not sure what to think; the keyboards have surprisingly good feel, particularly the One (think Palm Pre levels of usability on the One, for example -- we wouldn't be surprised if it was their benchmark) and the phones generally feel pretty solid. "

    It may just be statement of how terrible the Sidekicks were, but I'm sure Palm doesn't mind the plug.
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    Check it out here: http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/12/microsoft-kin-one-and-kin-two-first-hands-on/
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