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Microsoft booster says:
Why You Don't Want a Microsoft Kin Phone
Microsoft's Next of Kin: No Cure for Smartphone Fatigue
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| As I type this, Microsoft is announcing two
| new slider cell phones, the Kin One and Kin
| Two -- successors to the beloved but aging-
| faster-than-Mickey-Rourke T-Mobile Sidekick.
| These are apparently the culmination of the
| long-rumored, until-now-entirely-vaporous,
| Project Pink, code-named Turtle and Pure,
| sometimes also known as the Zune Phone. When
| your phones have more aliases than a CIA
| operative, that's probably not a good sign.
| But I digress.
| The intro text on the Kin Website: "The
| impulsive. The spontaneous. The wonderful."
| My translation: "The annoying. The self-
| absorbed. The unemployed."
| The bad news? No app store. No Flash support.
| The good: No sign of Windows whatsoever --
| these phones are based on the Zune browser
| interface, so they have that going for them.
The Curious Thing About Microsoft Kin
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| Call me crazy, but something about
| Microsoft's Kin phone just doesn't add up.
| Microsoft Kin PhoneThe Kin, unveiled by
| Microsoft on Monday, is billed as a mobile
| phone for the "social generation." It's meant
| to appeal to the younger, always-connected
| crowd -- teens and 20-somethings who spend
| their days surfing social networks -- and yet
| the Kin's social network support is decidedly
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