For people who want to keep up and share everything going on in their lives with the people who matter most, Verizon Wireless and Microsoft Corp. made KIN available online on May 6th.
Designed specifically for people who are actively navigating their social lives, KIN blends the phone, online services and the PC. Both KIN phones feature a touch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, making it easy to:
Tunes and info – at your fingertips: Find what you need on the go:
Pricing and availability
The full press release is at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2010/may10/05-04KINVerizonPR.mspx. The KIN press site is at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/kin/ which includes more information, videos, pictures, etc.
[UPDATE for 5/5] I just ordered the KIN One a few minutes ago (11:30pm CST). Now I get to try one and see if my wife likes it.
[Update for 5/6] I woke up and noticed my phone had received a phone call, at 6:45am. I then noticed in my inbox there were a couple of email messages from Verizon. They cancelled my order. The reason given? Because they couldn’t add the phone to my existing account. I haven’t had an account with them for over 5 years. No wonder. Great job Verizon. Calling customers at the crack of dawn to tell them you are cancelling orders. Brilliant.
And no, I am not going to re-order one.
The good news: I'm happy with my phones and will probably stay away from these. The bad news: Our kids want them and we did promise them an upgrade.
I'm not sure if this phone can handle the 500 texts per minute that they might be facing!