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[News] [Rival] Microsoft's Latest Zunephone Attempt Sucks Badly

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft's Latest Zunephone Attempt Sucks Badly
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 15:56:02 +0100
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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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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 
| unrobust.

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