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Verizon has slashed the prices of Microsoft's ill-conceived and ill-received not-so-smartphones with the Dr. Seussian names of Kin One and Kin Two. Just six weeks after release, the biscuit-shaped Kin One now costs a mere $29.99 with a two-year plan and a side-sliding Kin Two, $49.99. At those prices, may we suggest that it …

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Paris Hilton

Oh

So, I guess it could serve to suggest that Microsoft doesn't have the same followship as Apple. Go figure!

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Joke

Stupid MS 'kin phones

What the 'kin 'ell were they thinking?

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Coat

No idea....

...but they're 'kin shite!

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I don't get it

Weren't these supposed to replace Sidekick phones? Then how did they manage to fudge the pricing so badly?!

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Troll

Kin = Early version of Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has promoted Kin as being a prelude to Windows Phone 7, which much commonality.

Now that Kin is dead in the market, I can assume that Microsoft will try to distance it as far as possible from Windows Phone 7, and try to brush Kin under the carpet as if it never happened.

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Danger???

I wonder if the Kin line is a product of the Danger division. The upload portion for everything sure seems to make it look that way.

With a name like Danger, it is just not a name, but a warning.

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FAIL

$0.01 at Amazon

Old news, been 1cent at Amazon for a while now.

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-KIN-ONE-Windows-Wireless/dp/B003H4R6SA

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FAIL

LOL

I took a look at Amazon, checked the single "Customer Review" which gave it a big thumbs up and lo and behold the one and only reviewer resides in . . . . . Seattle, Washington.

Nice try Amazon. Nice try Microsoft.

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Anonymous Coward

Not only that...

... but they also went and bought the other Kin phone too... All smells a bit fishy to me.

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Coat

It's about time

They reduced the 'Kin price.

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WTF?

i am going to wait for...

the Kin hell :p

iPhone 4 sells 1.7 million on its first weekend, M$ will be luck to sell 1.7 :D

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Happy

I feel a powerful urge.

I don't know why, but this makes me want to wear a black turtleneck and laugh maniacally.

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Stop

Slash what?

Verizon needs to slash the MS Kin.

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