Taking Microsoft's Kin for a spin
Although she's a bit outside Microsoft's target demographic, CNET's Ina Fried is giving the Kin a test drive.
Although the Kin is aimed at folks somewhat younger than myself, I was nonetheless eager to get my hands on.
The Kin may not be an app phone, but when it comes down to it, the main things I do on my phone are e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and a bit of the Web. So, during the next 24 hours, I'll be putting the Kin through its paces and reporting back on what I experience.
I got my hands on theTuesday morning and have spent much of the day getting it ready for a trial run, making sure it is set up with all of my accounts. So far, I have Twitter, Windows Live, Facebook, and my work e-mail all running.
One of the first things one notices about the Kin is just how different it is from other phones. I think it is only fair to give it some time to grow on me before I share my impressions. But I'll be back soon with a full report.
In the mean time,from CNET's Bonnie Cha. And for those who want the basics, Verizon is announcing the Kin One will sell for $49 after a $100 mail-in rebate and the Kin Two will sell for $99 after rebate. Both phones will be available online May 6 and in stores on May 13.