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Kin Two (Verizon Wireless)

The Kin Two offers some upgraded features over the Kin One, but you can get more for less with a number of Verizon's other smartphones.

By May. 5, 2010

3 stars Editor's rating May. 5, 2010

MSRP: $99.99


Kin One (Verizon Wireless)

The Kin One offers young people a different and fun social networking experience, but its lack of certain basic features and required monthly data plan will limit its appeal.

By May. 4, 2010

3 stars Editor's rating May. 4, 2010

MSRP: $49.99


Internal Microsoft video shows testers trashing the Kin

Video shows beta testers complaining of the Kin's poor performance prior to the smartphone's release.

By Nov. 19, 2012


Kin One and Kin Two

When Microsoft announced the Kin One and Two in April, a lot of folks wondered about their appeal and place in the crowded smartphone space. Well, CNET finally get the social networking phones in for review so check our First Look video for the answer.

May. 4, 2010


The Kin One and Kin Two

The Kin One and Kin Two are new Windows Phones that center on social networking. See the Verizon handsets in action at their launch event in San Francisco.

By May. 4, 2010


Skype family portraits reunite separated kin (pictures)

These families live thousands of miles apart, but still manage to pose together for family portraits, thanks to a Webcam, video-chatting software, and some creative wizardry by N.Y.-based photographer John Clang.

8 Images By Jun. 28, 2012


Requiem for the Kin

The iPhone on Verizon rears its ugly head again, Microsoft kills the Kin (again), and Cisco builds an almost iPad-killer.

By Jul. 1, 2010


Next of Kin

Apple escorts Opera onto the iPhone, Sony launches a waterproof Walkman, Microsoft announces the socially oriented Kin phones.

By Apr. 13, 2010


Is the Kin returning to Verizon?

A rather convincing leaked road map of devices coming to Verizon shows return of Kin One and Kin Two--two failed Microsoft phones yanked from the market earlier this year.

By Nov. 12, 2010


Microsoft pulls the plug on Kin

The software maker will halt work on the social-media phone and won't bring the phone to Europe as originally planned, CNET has learned.

By Jun. 30, 2010