The Kin devices have struggled so far, with many blaming the high monthly cost and the lack of functionality. There are, however, some changes afoot. The cost of the phones will drop with the Kin One going down to $30 and the Kin Two dropping to $50. Also, there’s news of an update to bring retweet functionality and the ability to reply on Twitter (What? You couldn’t do that already?)
The big problem though is the data plans. These are cheap phones aimed at young teenagers and children with expensive smartphone data plans, and that’s not a good mix.
Will these changes be enough to get more units sold? Only time will tell.
Links – mashable.com – microsoft.com
Credit – Ben Fernan