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Microsoft Kin One
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Overall 6
6.0

Microsoft Kin One (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
1 October 2010
  • Conclusion: The Microsoft Kin One could have been a cute messaging phone, but it's being sold as an under-powered smartphone.
  • Pros: Cute. Built-in Zune. Automatically backs up photos and messages.
  • Cons: Cramped screen. Not really a smartphone, but priced like one.
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Overall 5
5.0

Microsoft Kin One (Verizon Wireless) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
3 June 2010
  • Summary: The Kin One is a decent phone for documenting and sharing your life with friends, but it's missing so many features that, even now that it's offered for free, we don't think it's a great deal.
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Overall 5
5.0

Microsoft Kin One Review

Brighthand
2 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Microsoft's Kin One is an inexpensive consumer-oriented phone created for people who are looking for a device for texting, social networking and music. Michael Morisy brings us this review.
  • Pros: Wonderfully designed hardware that’s both fun and comfortable to use., A sneak peak at the future of the Windows Phone line, Access to tens of thousands of streaming songs via Zune Pass integration
  • Cons: An operating system that doesn’t try to do much, and still under-delivers, A monthly bill that dwarfs the initial investment, Spotty network performance even in strong coverage areas
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Review of Microsoft KIN One

Testfreaks blog
10 May 2010
  • Conclusion: The Microsoft KIN One is certainly an intriguing and interesting little phone that does have some features that are very unique to it. Would I use this phone? No, probably not, but then again I’m not teenager or a twenty something either.
  • Pros: Nicely made with an interesting design, Fairly easy to use, Decent battery life, Zune interface built-in, Low price for the phone itself, Decent call quality
  • Cons: Poor picture quality, Typing on the keyboard can be tricky at times, Screen attracts fingerprints / smudges, Navigation can be frustrating, Screen is small, Web browsing can be slow
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Overall 7
7.0

Microsoft Kin One Review

Digitaltrends
10 May 2010
  • Excerpt: As we all know, “different” does not necessarily equal “better.” Yes, the operating system Microsoft has concocted for its ballyhooed Kin One ($49.99 with rebate and two-year contract) and Kin Two ($99.99 with rebate and two-year contract) phones, made by Sharp for Verizon, is way beyond different.
  • Pros: Clever social-network-centric OS, Mirrors all activities and auto uploads photos to Kin Studio Web site, High-quality 5 MP (Kin One) and 8 MP (Kin Two) camera with flash, 4GB (Kin One) 8GB (Kin Two) built-in memory, Light, sleek, stylish uncluttered exterior
  • Cons: Cluttered, claustrophobic OS, No third-party apps, Slippery exterior, Unintuitive music player, Hard to get high-quality video off phone, No external memory card slot
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Overall 7
6.8

Microsoft Kin One :

GamesNation
1 July 2013
  • Summary: Microsoft segue la scia di Apple e Google e crea il suo primo cellulare. Ecco il risultato.
  • Pros: Design, tastiera QWERTY, peso e dimensioni, interfaccia utente semplice
  • Cons: Poche funzionalità, dedicato a un target ristretto
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Microsoft Kin One und Kin Two- vernichtende Testberichte überall

blog.jannewap.ws
23 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Schade, Microsoft, schade! Mit dem Microsoft Kin One und Kin Two hat Microsoft seine ersten beiden eigenen Telefone auf den Markt geworfen. Der US-amerikanische Netzbetreiber hat die beiden Microsoft Geräte exklusiv im Angebot.
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Expert Review

Tecnozoom
5 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Microsoft Kin One è uno smartphone dal design particolare, con tastiera qwerty scorrevole ma dalla forma quadrata, anche se con bordi arrotondati. Si tratta di uno smartphone di fascia media e dedicato soprattutto ai giovani e a chi fa un uso intensivo dei social network.
  • Pros: Jack audio da 3,5 mm, Fotocamera, Accesso facilitato ai social network, A-GPS, UMTS con tecnologia HSDPA, MS Office
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Overall 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Display 4
4.0
Portability 9
9.0
Connectivity 10
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Microsoft Kin One

Phone Magazine
6 May 2010
Overall 6
6.3

Microsoft Kin One im Test: Social-Networking-Handy für Jugendliche

CNET
5 May 2010
  • Summary: Im April hat Microsoft endlich das Geheimnis um Project Pink gelüftet und zwei neue Smartphones für junge Social-Networking-Freaks vorgestellt: Kin One und Kin Two. Allerdings folgten der Enthüllung eher Zweifel als Begeisterung.
  • Pros: einfachen Zugang zu Kontakten und Social Networks, integrierter Zune-Player, einfaches Backup mit Kin Studio möglich, WLAN, Bluetooth, UMTS und 5-Megapixel-Kamera
  • Cons: kein Instant-Messaging, kein Kalender, überfrachtetes Interface, kleines Display, langsam
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