Next of KIN: Back to Verizon

Next of KIN: Back to VerizonPPCGeeks have been provided with a leaked Q4 roadmap from Verizon that shows -- among a handful of entry-level feature phones -- the return of the failed Microsoft KIN.

hey're listed as KIN ONEm and KIN TWOm, and, considering their inclusion on the feature-phone list, it's safe to assume that they will not require a $30-a-month data to purchase. In fact, Verizon is labeling the devices "enhanced feature phones with impressive hardware not found on other feature phones." This includes a touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard, Zune Music experience, a 5-megapixel camera with 4 GB onboard memory on the ONE, and an 8-megapixel camera with 8 GB onboard memory on the TWO.

Microsoft Kin

While the original KIN failure was a costly embarrassment for Microsoft, which pulled the plug after just 45 days on the market, Verizon is most likely just trying to sell through what leftover stock they have.

No pricing has been announced yet, but that, along with the nixing of a required data plan, will have an impact on how the redux fares.

The rest of the leaked roadmap also confirms the coming launch of the DROID PRO, the DROID 2 Global, Palm Pre 2, Samsung Continuum, LG Vortex, and Motorola Citrus. All in all, it's shaping up to be a decent quarter for Big Red.

Source: DailyTech

Tags: Microsoft, Microsoft Kin, mobile phones, Verizon

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