A couple of days back we covered the Kin handsets – as seen by teenagers. ZDNet blogger Matt Miller had his two daughters use the Kin One and Kin Two and they’ve already delivered their first impressions. They’ve now been using the devices every day for a week and have the following conclusions…
“Danika (16) – Overall the Kin Two was an okay phone. I think they could have done much better with it and I don’t think a lot of teenagers will have it due to the large data cost. I myself would not recommend it to my friends, the Kin and Loop update page is not really worth it since it just limits you to status updates.”
“Maloree (14) – In conclusion, the Kin One was an overall great phone. It had some flaws, but don’t all phones? The phone is really focused on friends and social networking which is great for teenagers and adults in their early 20’s. The camera was good quality, but not having zoom was inconvenient. I would personally not go back to this phone, but I think some people will be very interested in it. They are advertising fast in the movies and on MySpace. I enjoyed my time with it, but I didn’t find it good enough to switch from my current phone.”
For the full article, click on. It’s a mixed bag, but it still looks like Microsoft need to do work on both devices. The limited MySpace, Facebook and Twitter functionality plus the high cost wasn’t enough to make these two teenagers want to switch, or even to recommend.