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This article was published on June 1, 2010

KIN One Free, KIN Two For $50 From Best Buy

KIN One Free, KIN Two For $50 From Best Buy
Manan Kakkar
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Manan Kakkar

Manan is a Telecommunications engineer who's been following Microsoft and Apple for a couple of years. Fascinated by end user technology he Manan is a Telecommunications engineer who's been following Microsoft and Apple for a couple of years. Fascinated by end user technology he shares his thoughts in more than 140 characters and in 140 or less on twitter (@manan)

Best Buy is offering the KIN phones are quite attractive prices. The KIN One is free and the KIN Two is available at $50, a two year contract is the catch.

The Verizon data plans for the KIN are $30 a month which might still be considered costly for a kid’s phone. The KIN phones have been received differently by the age groups.

Most of the gadget pundits who reviewed the phone aren’t the target audience and as such weren’t floored by the devices. However, the age group that the phones are actually meant for had a different take, a more positive opinion on the phone.

PocketNow has posted a short video of the KIN Studio, Silverlight application to manage the data on the KIN. And it does look good with the multitouch support. Following are the feature highlights of the KIN Studio according to Adam:

  • Manage Contacts
  • View Photos and videos
  • Read messages
  • Set up RSS (teens doing RSS, wow!)
  • Share on Social Networks
  • And my favorite, see a map of where you took videos and photos