- Todd Haselton , MobileBurn
It serves as a solid messaging phone, but lacks chat applications.
Reviews (4/10 Avg. rating)
Is clearly meant for the Sidekick crowd
There are omissions on the Kin Two I can excuse. No calendar, no instant messaging, no navigation; I can live without if the target audience really doesn't use these features, as Microsoft's extensive focus research has shown. But the lack of these features is hardly the biggest problem I have with the Kin Two. At every level the phone is an utter disappointment. I can't think of a single feature this phone gets completely right, let alone a spot where it excels. Perhaps the Zune player is a standout, but after months of clamoring for a "Zune phone," I'm inclined to recommend giving... Full review
The KIN TWO isn't a smartphone
The KIN TWO is the larger of Microsoft's new KIN series of phones. The devices, to me, are Microsoft's watered down version of Windows Phone 7. There are some similarities, after all, including the panel home screen and a focus on keeping you in touch with your friends - not only through calling and SMS, but also through social networking. There's also the Zune media player available on the KIN phones, which you'll find in Windows Phone 7 as well.
I found the KIN TWO to be enjoyable to use overall, but it wasn't without its learning curves. As a new platform, its unlike anything els... Full review