CNET takes a hands-on look at the Kin Two for Verizon Wireless.
Kin Two (Verizon Wireless)
The Kin Two, along with the Kin One, will be available in Verizon stores starting May 13. The cost of the Kin Two is $99.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. Both devices will also require a $29.99 unlimited data plan.
Unlike the Kin One, the Kin Two has a more traditional touch-screen phone design. It measures 4.25 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide by 0.75 inch thick and weighs 4.7 ounces, so it's a bit hefty but feels solid in the hand.
The Kin Two's keyboard is reminiscent of the Sidekick LX's--not surprising since the Kin phones are made by Sharp, which also made the Sidekick for Danger and is now a part of the Microsoft family after the April 2008 acquisition. The circular buttons are on the smaller side, but there's a nice amount of spacing between them so that cuts down on any mispresses.
The right side of the phone features a volume rocker and a camera activation/capture button. The camera key, however, is placed awkwardly on a downward slope, which made it difficult to press and often resulted in a fuzzy image.