It is certain that the race in mobile market between the giant software maker Microsoft and the giant computer maker Apple has become more serious and fierce when Microsoft has recently announced to allow online preorders of its Kin One and Kin Two at Verizon Wireless.
Microsoft Kin One is the smaller version of the two feature handsets of Microsoft. With a built-in 5-megapixel camera, Kin One is sold at US$ 49.99 with a two-year Verizon contract.
On the other hand, the larger Kin Two which offers larger memory and an 8-megapixel camera is priced at $ 99.99 with a two-year contract. The price is after a $ 100 mail-in-rebate, which will be sent in the form of a debit card.
According to Microsoft, its two new handsets will be available in the market on May 13 after the pre-sales finish.
As stated on the release of Verizon, those who want to pre-order Kin smartphones of Microsoft will have to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and an e-mail and Web for smartphone plan, which start at monthly rates of $ 39.99 and $ 29.99, respectively
According to Microsoft, its two new handsets will be available in the market on May 13 after the pre-sales finish
As claimed by Microsoft, its new Kin phones are designed mainly for multimedia, including software from Microsoft’s Zune digital music players, for playback, music videos and FM radio
It is certain that users can also access social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter
Using these smartphone, it is possible to send messages or e-mails quickly, take pictures with the built-in cameras, which include auto focus and LED (light-emitting diode) flash and the ability to take HD video, as well as upload features to put photos and other data on the Internet quickly
European users starting Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K in will be able to buy the two handsets later this year from carrier Vodafone
The larger Kin Two offers larger memory
Kin Two is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera and is priced at $ 99.99 with a two-year contract
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