IT Pro is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

Microsoft KIN smartphones launched in US today

The Microsoft KIN ONE and KIN TWO smartphones have been introduced to the US market.

Kin

Microsoft has made its KIN ONE and KIN TWO smartphones available in the US today on the Verizon Wireless website.

They will go on sale in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores from 13 May and will hit UK shores on Vodafone in the autumn.

Vodafone could not confirm to IT PRO a more specific release date, but said that pricing for the smartphones will most likely be announced in late summer.

Both devices come with a touch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, along with a range of features that will appeal to business users and consumers alike.

They offer support for all popular email services in addition to Exchange for business email and contact sync. Each email account is given its own screen for easier navigation.

When browsing the web, users can pan, scan and zoom in and out with touch gestures. The Kin Studio feature provides users with a private, password-protected website where they can store data, from messages and contacts to photos and videos.

As for differences between the two smartphones, the KIN ONE comes with a five megapixel camera, in comparison to the eight megapixel camera that comes with the KIN TWO. The latter can also shoot video in HD.

Memory on the KIN TWO is 8GB - twice as much as its companion - and while the KIN ONE has a mono speaker, the higher-level device features stereo speakers.

Featured Resources

The Total Economic Impact™ Of Turbonomic Application Resource Management for IBM Cloud® Paks

Business benefits and cost savings enabled by IBM Turbonomic Application Resource Management

Free Download

The Total Economic Impact™ of IBM Watson Assistant

Cost savings and business benefits enabled by Watson Assistant

Free Download

The field guide to application modernisation

Moving forward with your enterprise application portfolio

Free Download

AI for customer service

Discover the industry-leading AI platform that customers and employees want to use

Free Download

Recommended

Google Cloud and Vodafone announce AI Booster to energise next generation development
Cloud

Google Cloud and Vodafone announce AI Booster to energise next generation development

6 Jul 2022
EE, Vodafone delay post-Brexit return of roaming charges
mobile networks

EE, Vodafone delay post-Brexit return of roaming charges

6 Jan 2022
Vodafone to roll out self-sufficient masts powered entirely by renewable energy
mobile networks

Vodafone to roll out self-sufficient masts powered entirely by renewable energy

25 Nov 2021
Vodafone sues UK government after missing out on £184m Foreign Office contract
public sector

Vodafone sues UK government after missing out on £184m Foreign Office contract

22 Oct 2021

Most Popular

Apple patches 'superpower' zero-days affecting iPhones, iPads, and Macs
zero-day exploit

Apple patches 'superpower' zero-days affecting iPhones, iPads, and Macs

18 Aug 2022
Why convenience is the biggest threat to your security
Sponsored

Why convenience is the biggest threat to your security

8 Aug 2022
Google is now spending a staggering amount on blockchain
Business strategy

Google is now spending a staggering amount on blockchain

17 Aug 2022