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Living with Microsoft's Kin, day one

CNET's Ina Fried tries out Microsoft's phone for the uber-social and found it was fun, but more than a little quirky.

By May 6, 2010


Kin's quiet return a rarity among failed gadgets

Microsoft's Kin can safely be called a tech dud, but now it's back. What's changed this time around? And has this happened with other gadgets?

By November 19, 2010


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.

May 5, 2010

3 stars Editors' rating May 5, 2010

MSRP: $99.99


The 411 on Microsoft's Kin (FAQ)

CNET has answers to your questions about Microsoft and Verizon's just-introduced ubersocial phones.

By April 13, 2010


Microsoft's Kin: What it is--and isn't

As CNET predicted, Microsoft is ready to go with two Verizon phones aimed at always-connected "lifecasters." Here's a look at what we learned Monday.

By April 12, 2010


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.

May 4, 2010

3 stars Editors' rating May 4, 2010

MSRP: $49.99


Another Microsoft phone project up in the air

Microsoft says it is figuring out the next steps for OneApp, a project designed to allow applications to run on a variety of feature phones.

By July 1, 2010


Microsoft: Five things to look for in 2013

The software giant is pushing aggressively to build devices and creating new Web services. Expect plenty more where that came from in the coming year.

By December 21, 2012


Week in review: Of Twitter and taxes

Twitter and the tax man find bold, new ways to make money off the Net. Also: Microsoft unveils the socially oriented Kin phone.

By April 16, 2010


How Microsoft plans to sell Windows Phone 7

In an interview, Microsoft's top marketing strategist unveils Redmond's campaign, which will focus on a phone that lets you get back to your life rather than taking it over.

By October 11, 2010