Microsoft Kin mobile phone review
After have manufactured more smartphones for the enterprise customers in many years, Microsoft finally launched own-brand Kin (Kin.com) for shoppers, and launched Kin tow and Kin two models. These two cell phones by Verizon Wi-fi exclusive gross sales lastly revealed on May 13. With stripped-down interfaces, deep social networking integration, and a focus on very specific sort of person, Microsoft is aiming for something altogether totally different with Kin. Now, under is a quick introduction about them.
The Kin One and Two ought to look somewhat familiar -- they arrive off like mutated cousins of the Palm Pre. The One is short and squat, type of disc formed, with a smaller show that slides down into the middle of the handset; the Two, meanwhile, is a larger, elongated device with a large panorama keyboard. Both units function capacitive touchscreen displays (a 2.6-inch, 320 x 240 QVGA display on the One and a 3.4-inch, 480 x 320 HVGA version for the Two) with thick, plastic coatings. Around the sides, the telephones both feature the same complement of buttons: quantity rockers, a dedicated digicam key, a sleep / energy button, plus a "back" button on the decrease faces of the devices. The telephones use a regular 3.5mm headphone jack, take micro-USB cables, and have cameras equipped with LED flashes on their backs.
Both the One and the Two sport the Tegra APX2600 CPU -- the identical as in the Zune HD, so you have acquired loads of horsepower -- and have 256MB of DDR RAM on-board. The One has a paltry 4GB of storage for your pics, music, and video, while the Two ups the sport to 8GB... Neither of the devices help microSD. The gadgets have gentle and proximity sensors, an accelerometer, and GPS chips inside, along with 802.11b/g, EvDO Rev. A, and Bluetooth 2.1 (which supports A2DP and AVRCP profiles).
Now Microsoft has been making an enormous deal out of the cameras on these telephones, having equipped the One with a 5 megapixel shooter, and the Two with an eight megapixel model that does watch for it... 720p video. For starters, simply the act of making an attempt to take a photograph with the hardware buttons on these phones is basically fairly uncomfortable; somehow, each the One and Two appear to force your hand right into a place the place you are blocking the lens with a finger or two. On the One, it's often good for taking a picture after a firm press, however typically there isn't any reaction at all, whereas on the Two, it tends to focus in and out after which never snap a photo. Each the One and Two are outfitted with autofocus lenses, although the One appeared to struggle much much less with focusing in on subjects. On the other hand, its images looked more washed out to us. To sum up, taking still pictures with both Kin units was a frustrating, unrewarding affair that yielded extra unhealthy than good.
On the video side, as we talked about, it's able to shooting 720p video. With a Zune Cross subscription and Zune software in your PC, you possibly can listen to millions of songs from Zune Market on your KIN while on the go, or load out of your personal collection. What is value mentioning, Kin One and Kin Two develop into the first cell phones help Zune participant in global.